Resource Directory for Network Communication
Original Publication Date: 1989-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28
Disclosed is a resource directory which allows a network application program (NAP) to refer to its communication partner by a symbolic name. The NAP relies upon the underlying operating system and networking software to translate the symbolic name into specific network addressing and security parameters. The translation occurs at conversation start-up time and can be transparent to the NAP. The translation process as implemented in VM/SP is illustrated in the figure.