Solaris Naming Administration Guide

How FNS Policies Relate to Files-Based Naming

See "FNS and Files-Based Naming" for overview and background information relating to FNS and files.

FNS provides the XFN interface for performing basic naming and attribute operations using local files as the naming service.

FNS stores bindings for enterprise objects in files which are located in a /var/fn directory which is normally NFS mounted on each machine. These FNS files store bindings for the following enterprise namespaces: