Location transparency

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In computer networks, location transparency is the use of logical names to identify network resources, independent of both the user's location and the resource location.[1][2] For example, files are accessed by a unique file name, but the actual data is stored in physical sectors scattered around a disk in either the local computer or in a network.[3]

A distributed system will need to employ a networked scheme for naming resources.

Software using location transparency[edit]

These well-known software, or types of software, can or do use location transparency:

Network protocols providing location transparency[edit]

  • It is a standard feature of TIPC to address Port Names regardless of the network Node they were opened on.

See also[edit]

Transparency (computing)


  1. ^ "What is location transparancy?". wiseGEEK. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  2. ^ "The benefits of location transparency in an SOA". Tech Republic. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  3. ^ "Definition of:location transparency". PC Mag. Retrieved 2013-04-16.