Manual page for xfn(3N)
xfn - overview of the XFN interface
The primary service provided by a federated naming system is to map a
A composite name is composed of name components from one or more naming
A reference consists of one or more communication end points.
An additional service provided by a federated naming system is to
provide access to attributes associated with named objects.
This extension is to satisfy most applications' additional naming service
needs without cluttering the basic naming service model.
XFN is a programming interface for a federated naming service.
To use the XFN interface, include the
header file and link the application with
header file contains the interface declarations for:
the XFN base context interface,
the XFN base attribute interface,
status object and status codes used by operations in these two interfaces,
abstract data types passed as parameters to and returned as values from
operations in these two interfaces, and
the interface for the XFN standard syntax model for parsing compound names.
Created by unroff & hp-tools.
© by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97