Solaris Naming Administration Guide

Site Namespace

The site namespace provides a geographic namespace for naming objects that are naturally identified with their physical locations. These objects can be, for example, buildings on a campus, machines and printers on a floor, conference rooms in a building and their schedules, and users in contiguous offices. Site names are identified by the prefixes site/or _site/.

In the Solaris environment, sites are named using compound names, where each atomic part names a site within a larger site. The syntax of site names is dot-separated right-to-left, with components arranged from the most general to the most specific location description. For example, _site/pine.bldg5 names the Pine conference room in building 5, while site/bldg7.alameda identifies building 7 of the Alameda location of some enterprise.