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Special Edition Using® Solaris™ 9 by Tanuj Jain, Radhika Girisan

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Naming Services—An Overview

Imagine a situation where you go to a library and find that there is no catalog you can use to browse through the list of available books. If you are looking for a specific book, it will be difficult for you to browse through every shelf in the library and locate the book you need. In fact, you may end up walking up and down the aisles and may or may not find what you're looking for. However, if the library has a catalog, your task becomes much easier. In the world of networking, the concept of naming services is similar to the catalog in the library. Naming services store system information in a central location in the network that's similar to the library catalog. This enables machines to identify each other in a ...

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