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TCP/IP Guide by Charles M. Kozierok

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Name Registration Methods, Administration, and Authorities

It seems obvious that for our name system to be implemented, we need some method of assigning names to each of the devices that will use the system. Just as a name system has a name space that is comparable to an addressing system's address space, it also must implement a set of rules and procedures for assigning names, comparable to how an addressing system assigns addresses. This is called name registration.

Name Registration Functions

In general, name registration encompasses the following four concepts and tasks:

Name Assignment and Guarantee of Uniqueness The core task of the name registration process is assigning names to devices. Like all identification schemes, a key requirement of ...

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