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Special Edition Using Enterprise JavaBeans™ 2.0 by Brian Keeton, Chuck Cavaness

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Why Applications Need Naming and Directory Services

A fundamental facility of any enterprise application is the capability to locate components and services. A client wishing to locate a component or service in an enterprise typically will know the name of the component or service, but probably will be unaware of the physical location of that component. The name of the component usually is an alias or user-friendly substitution for the real name, which might be more of a computer-friendly name. This is similar to how the Internet Domain Name Service (DNS) maps machine names, such as www.apache.org, to Internet Protocol (IP) addresses such as 64.208.42.41.

Building software applications where components and services are decentralized throughout ...

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