- application-level naming service
Application-level naming services are incorporated in applications offering services such as files, mail, and printing. Application-level naming services are bound below enterprise-level naming services. The enterprise-level naming services provide contexts in which contexts of application-level naming services can be bound.
The means by which a server can verify a client's identity.
- cache manager
The program that manages the local caches of NIS+ clients (NIS_SHARED_DIRCACHE), which are used to store location information about the NIS+ servers that support the directories most frequently used by those clients, including transport addresses, authentication information, and a time-to-live value.
- child domain
(1) The client is a principal (machine or user) requesting an naming service from an naming server.
(2) In the client-server model for file systems, the client is a machine that remotely accesses resources of a compute server, such as compute power and large memory capacity.
(3) In the client-server model, the client is an application that accesses services from a "server process." In this model, the client and the server can run on the same machine or on separate machines.
- client-server model
A common way to describe network services and the model user processes (programs) of those services. Examples include the name-server/name-resolver paradigm of the Domain Name System (DNS) . See also client.
The authentication information that the client software sends along with each request to a naming server. This information verifies the identity of a user or machine.
- data encrypting key
A key used to encipher and decipher data intended for programs that perform encryption. Contrast with key encrypting key.
- data encryption standard (DES)
A commonly used, highly sophisticated algorithm developed by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards for encrypting and decrypting data. See also SUN-DES-1.
- decimal dotted notation
The syntactic representation for a 32-bit integer that consists of four 8-bit numbers written in base 10 with periods (dots) separating them. Used to represent IP addresses in the Internet as in: 18.104.22.168.
See data encryption standard (DES).
(1) An LDAP directory is a container for LDAP objects. In UNIX, a container for files and subdirectories.
- directory cache
A local file used to store data associated with directory objects.
- directory information tree
The DIT is the distributed directory structure for a given network. By default, Solaris LDAP clients access the information assuming that the DIT has a given structure. For each domain supported by the LDAP server, there is an assumed subtree with an assumed structure.
- distinguished name
A distinguished name is an entry in an X.500 directory information base (DIB) composed of selected attributes from each entry in the tree along a path leading from the root down to the named entry.
See directory information tree.
See Domain Name System.
An NIS server or an NIS+ server with NIS compatibility set forwards requests it cannot answer to DNS servers.
- DNS zones
Administrative boundaries within a network domain, often made up of one or more subdomains.
- DNS zone files
A set of files wherein the DNS software stores the names and IP addresses of all the workstations in a domain.
(1) In NIS+ a group of hierarchical objects managed by NIS+. There is one highest level domain (root domain) and zero or more subdomains. Domains and subdomains may be organized around geography, organizational or functional principles.
Parent domain. Relative term for the domain immediately above the current domain in the hierarchy.
Child domain. Relative term for the domain immediately below the current domain in the hierarchy.
Root domain. Highest domain within the current NIS+ hierarchy.
(2) In the Internet, a part of a naming hierarchy usually corresponding to a Local Area Network (LAN) or Wide Area Network (WAN) or a portion of such a network. Syntactically, an Internet domain name consists of a sequence of names (labels) separated by periods (dots). For example, sales.doc.com.
(3) In International Organization for Standardization's open systems interconnection (OSI), "domain" is generally used as an administrative partition of a complex distributed system, as in MHS private management domain (PRMD), and directory management domain (DMD).