A Distributed User Information System
MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK INST FOR ADVANCED COMPUTER STUDIES
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Current user information database technology within the DARPANSF 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.
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