Artifact Details

Title

A naming service for a world-wide computer network

Catalog Number

102724516

Type

Moving image

Date

1987-10

Credits

Lampson, Butler

Publisher

University Video Communications

Duration

00:53:00

Format

U-matic

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

From University Video Communications' catalog:

"A naming service maps a name (of a person, machine, or whatever) into various properties: address, password, etc. A distributed computing system uses it to locate resources, address mail, and authenticate entities. This talk shows how to build one that can handle billions of names all over the world. It is not only readily available, but also allows the name space to grow and reorganize, and keeps faults from spreading. There is a careful specification of its semantics."

Category

Lecture

Collection Title

University Video Communications lectures

Series Title

Distinguished Lecture Series : Networking and Communications

Credit

Gift of University Video Communications

Lot Number

X6636.2013