Multi-Level Network Name
Original Publication Date: 1983-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08
In a multi-user data processing system it is necessary to uniquely identify each user of the system in order to control access to the system and to correlate data processing jobs with users. This is typically done with a user ID which is assigned to each user of the system, and this user ID is provided to the system when the user logs on to the system. Uniqueness of user IDs is relatively easy to assure in data processing systems which are relatively local in nature as is characteristic of smaller systems. However, larger data processing systems are characterized by widely distributed offices interconnected in a communication network.