Uniform Name Service for Spring's UNIX Environment
Michael N. Nelson
Sanjay R. Radia
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Mountain View, CA 94043 USA
The Spring operating system provides a uniform name service that can
be used to associate any name with any object independent of the type
of object, and allows arbitrary name spaces to be created and used as
first-class objects. We have used this name service to unify the many
UNIX" name spaces. Objects that on UNIX systems are typically stored
in separate name spaces are all accessible via a single uniform name
service in Spring. In addition, it is easy to add new Spring objects
that are not currently available in UNIX systems without modifying the
underlying name service.
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