Chapter 9. The WebSphere Naming Service

Objectives

This chapter covers the following concepts:

  • The new distributed namespace architecture in WebSphere Application Server V5

  • Configuring bindings from the Administrative Console

  • Interoperability with older versions of WebSphere and non-WebSphere clients

  • Examining the namespace with the dumpNameSpace tool

Naming Service Architecture

The naming service provides a hierarchical directory that allows clients to locate objects (e.g., DataSources or EJB homes) within the application server process. A client, in this sense, can be a Servlet or EJB running within the application server, or it can be an external program. Object references, called bindings, are organized in a treelike structure called a namespace ...

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