Name Server Based NAMING Algorithms With the Concept of Assigned Prefixes in Distributed Directory Environment
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
Describer here is a comprehensive solution to the problems of assigning unique names to objects in a computer network. The solution enables the assignment of unique names and preserves location independence and user specifiability. This defines a complete solution which preserves uniqueness, location independence, user specifiability, and meaningfulness of names. A name is an identifier that is associated with any entry in a directory. Usually, it is the key that is used to search for objects in a directory (the input search argument). However, if a directory service permits searches on arbitrary fields of a directory, the name may not always be the input search argument. There are two possible approaches to name assignment. The basic difference between the two approaches is the meaning that is attached to names.