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Building Java™ Enterprise Systems with J2EE™ by Venkata S. R. Krishna R. Chaganti, Paul J. Perrone

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Chapter 19. Naming Services

A naming service is the principal mechanism used in distributed and nondistributed systems for referring to objects from within your applications via a name identifying that object. The term name used here typically means a name that is human readable or at least easily converted into a human-readable String format. A file system uses filenames when doling out references associated with file media to programs requesting access to those files. Similarly, CORBA clients can use object names to obtain handles to CORBA objects, which reference objects that may be sitting in some remote system process. These name-to-object ...

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