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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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Naming Conventions

Each naming service has its own mechanism for supplying a name. Perhaps the most familiar naming convention is that of DNS, where every machine connected to the Internet has a unique name and address. Most readers should recognize the following as a host name used by DNS:

www.samspublishing.com

In contrast, LDAP names are based on the X.500 standard and use distinguished names that look like the following fictitious example:

cn=Martin Bond, ou=Authors, o=SAMS, c=us

This format will also be familiar to users of Microsoft's Active Directory service, whose naming system is also based on X.500 but uses a forward slash to separate the various name components:

cn=Martin Bond/ou=Authors/o=SAMS/c=us

These last two naming conventions ...

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