Figure 3.1 shows that JNDI supports several well-known naming services, including the following:
Domain Name System (DNS) is the Internet naming service for identifying machines on a network.
Novell Directory Services (NDS) from Novell provides information about network services, such as files and printers. NDS is found primarily in environments where the main networking software is Novell.
Network Information Service (NIS) from Sun Microsystems provides system-wide information about machines, files, users, printers, and networks. NIS is primarily found on Solaris systems, but Linux and some other Unix platforms support it.
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is the approved standard for an Internet naming service. ...