A naming or identification scheme is crucial to the design of any computer system. One must be able to access and perform operations on resources and data in order to complete a given task. In a distributed system the problem is compounded by the geographical separation of resources. Moreover, the underlying network of computers should be transparent to the users. A user should simply be able to request that an operation be performed and the system should locate the necessary resources. This function of locating a named resource is performed by a special service called a name service. This thesis investigates and develops a name service that provides such capability.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Electronic data processing--Distributed processing; Computer networks; UNIX System V (Computer file)

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Computer Science (GCCIS)


Lutz, Peter

Advisor/Committee Member

Heliotis, James

Advisor/Committee Member

Anderson, Peter


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