Solaris Naming Administration Guide

Introduction to FNS and XFN Policies

XFN defines policies for naming objects in the federated namespace. The goals of these policies are

What FNS Policies Specify

FNS policies contain all the XFN policies plus extensions for the Solaris environment.

Computing environments now offer worldwide scope and a large range of services. Users expect to have access to services at every level of the computing environment. FNS policies provide a common framework for the three levels of services: global, enterprise, and application.

FNS provides to applications a set of policies on how name services are arranged and used:

What FNS Policies Do Not Specify

The FNS policies do not specify: