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
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