Chapter 18. The OMG Naming Service

18.1 Chapter Overview

This chapter shows how you can use a Naming Service to obtain object references without having to pass them around as strings. Sections 18.2 and 18.3 present the fundamental ideas and concepts of the service. Sections 18.4 to 18.9 present the details of the IDL operations and explain how to manipulate and locate names and object references in a naming graph. Sections 18.10 to 18.13 discuss a number of design issues, such as the implications of using the Naming Service as part of your overall application architecture and the options for federated naming. Section 18.14 shows how to use the Naming Service in the climate control system.

18.2 Introduction

The OMG Naming Service [21] is the ...

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