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Sams Teach Yourself J2EE™ in 21 Days by Peter Roxburgh, Andy Longshaw, Debbie Law, Dan Haywood, Martin Bond

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Common Naming Services

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. ...

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