Solaris Naming Administration Guide


The namespace identifier host (or _host) is bound in the initial context to the hostname context organizational unit of the host running the process. This allows other hosts in the same organizational unit to be named from this context.

From the initial context, the names host and thisorgunit/host resolve to the same context. For example, if the host running the process is a machine named sirius and it is in the east.sales organizational unit, the name host/sirius names the machine sirius in the organizational unit east.sales.