Name-to-address mapping is
a feature that allows applications
to obtain transport-specific addresses
in a transport-independent manner.
The administrator maintains a configuration file with
records describing each transport provider
available to be used by applications.
Each transport provider's record contains
the name of the shared library
associated with that transport provider.
This library contains name-to-address mapping
routines specific to the transport protocol.
When a new transport protocol is installed,
a new entry in the configuration file is made,
allowing network applications to make
use of the new protocol without being changed.
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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 22 April 2004