TitleA naming service for a world-wide computer network
PublisherUniversity Video Communications
Copyright HolderComputer History Museum
DescriptionFrom 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."