Solaris Naming Administration Guide

Significance of Trailing Slash

The trailing / names objects in the next naming system. You need it whenever you are going from one naming system to another.

For example, in the name, org/east.sales/service/printer the slash between org and east.sales is a component delimiter as described above and the slash that trails after the last element in the organization name (sales/) separates the service namespace from the organizational unit namespace. Thus, org/west.sales/service/printer names the printer service of the west.sales organization unit.