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IST 346 - chapter 8 and 9

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IST 346 Chapters 8 and 9
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Namespaces What is a namespace? Basically a namespace is a list of items (usernames, printers, computer names, etc.) that have similar characteristics (IP addresses, home directories, etc.) Common ones AD: Active Directory NDS: Novell Directory Services NIS: Network Information Service LDAP: Lightweight Directory Access Protocol Others
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Namespace Examples People Login names Email addresses Surnames (last names) Home directories Printers Manufacturer Paper types IP addresses Names Locations Let’s think on one…Can we?
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Rules Need to create a set of rules when defining your name space. For user accounts, need to set standards such as how to create login names At SU, we use the following: First character of first name First character of middle name Up to 6 characters of last name My full name is Stephen, middle is John, and last is Rieks, so my login name is sjrieks . Question, what happens when two people (based on this formula) have the same login name?
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Methods Of Creating Namespaces Formulaic – based on a formula, such as bfas- (what we use in “AD” at SU) Thematic – based on a theme (planet names) Functional – based on what function the server provides Descriptive – for printers, describes where and what type of paper is used No Method – make stuff up.
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