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JavaBeans Unleashed by Rick Leinecker, Dr. Donald Doherty

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Chapter 13. Java Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI)

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The Java Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI) is an API that provides naming and directory functionality for Java applications. Because the JDNI is a platform- independent specification that can be used with any directory service implementation, let's take a look at what a "directory service" is and how it can help you. A directory service is much like a telephone directory. However, instead of simply containing telephone numbers and addresses, directories contain information needed to maintain a network. Examples of the type of information included in a directory are device locations, user information, and available network services. ...

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