Transport Selection and Name-to-Address Mapping
This chapter describes selecting transports and resolving network
addresses. This chapter further describes interfaces that enable you to
specify the available communication protocols for an application and
explains additional interfaces that provide direct mapping of names to
In this chapter, the terms network and
transport are used interchangeably. The terms refer to the
programmable interface that conforms to the transport layer of the OSI Reference Mode.
The term network is also used to refer to the physical collection
of computers that are connected through some electronic medium.