Original Publication Date: 1987-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
This article describes a monitoring facility, termed "Name Manager", which operates to exert over-riding control over name adoption and name session access, in a distributed network environment. This facility may be either integrated into one of the computing or bridging nodes of the environmental network or attached to the network at a discretely separate node. The Name Manager monitors name checking communications (Image Omitted) pertaining to name adoption and session establishment, determines for each communication if a name specified in that communication is subject to restrictions, and either ignores or responds to the communication depending on its determination.