Accession Number : ADA225362


Title :   A Distributed User Information System


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK INST FOR ADVANCED COMPUTER STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Miller, Steven D ; Carson, Scott ; Mark, Leo


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a225362.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 30


Abstract : Current user information database technology within the DARPA/NSF internet is adequate to deal with hundreds of hosts and a few thousand users. However, recent size estimates of the Internet indicate that its host population is now closer to one hundred thousand machines, and that its user population numbers around one million users. The current centralized technology cannot scale to accommodate such a large information base, and provides no facilities for the distribution or replication of information. This paper presents the design of a distributed, scaleable user information database. Keywords: Computer networks; Distributed data processing.


Descriptors :   *DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING , *COMPUTER NETWORKS , USER NEEDS , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , DATA BASES


Subject Categories : Computer Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE