Univers: An attribute‐based name server

Mic Bowman, Larry L. Peterson, Andrey Yeatts

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Univers is a generic attribute‐based name server upon which a variety of high‐level naming services can be built. This paper defines Univers' underlying attribute‐based naming model. It also describes several aspects of its implementation and demonstrates how various naming services—including a global white‐pages service, a local yellow‐pages service and a conventional name‐to‐address mapper—can be built on top of Univers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-424
Number of pages22
JournalSoftware: Practice and Experience
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1990
Externally publishedYes


  • White‐pages service
  • Yellow‐pages service

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software


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