The Hesiod Name Server

@inproceedings{Dyer1988TheHN,
  title={The Hesiod Name Server},
  author={Stephen P. Dyer},
  booktitle={USENIX Winter},
  year={1988}
}
Hesiod, the Athena name server, provides naming for services and data objects in a distributed network environment. More specifically, it replaces databases that heretofore have had to be duplicated on each workstation and timesharing machine (e.g., remote file system information, /etc/printcap, /etc/services, /etc/passwd, /etc/group) and provides a flexible mechanism to supply new information as the need arises. 
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