Federated Naming Service
In computing, the Federated Naming Service (FNS) or XFN (X/Open Federated Naming) is a system for uniting various name services under a single interface for the basic naming operations. It is produced by X/Open and included in various Unix operating systems, primarily the Solaris Operating Environment versions 2.5 to 9.
Unlike the similar LDAP, neither XFN nor FNS were ever popular nor widely used. FNS was last included in Solaris 9 and was not included with Solaris 10.
- Overview of FNS (Solaris 9 man page)
- Overview of the XFN interface (Solaris 9 man page)
- X/Open Federated Naming - specification for uniform naming interfaces between multiple naming systems (Elizabeth A. Martin, Hewlett-Packard Journal, December 1995)
- Federated Naming Service Programming Guide (Sun Microsystems 816–1470–10, September 2002)