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Node Naming in AIX Distributed Services Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034201D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27

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Johnson, DW Loucks, LK Shaheen-Gouda, AA [+details]


This article describes a way of handling node names in a distributed network. The specific implementation discussed is that of the Distributed Services product which runs under the AIX* operating system for the IBM RT PC. A method to identify the nodes on a network is described. The method must satisfy several requirements, among which are the following: - The underlying transport mechanism for Distributed Services is SNA LU_6.2. SNA identifies a network node by its LU_NAME (Logical Unit Name); Distributed Services must be able to generate the LU_NAME for each node it wishes to talk to.