name resolution

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name resolution

(networking)
The process of mapping a name into its corresponding address.

The Domain Name System is the system which does name resolution on the Internet.

name resolution

Converting a name into the address required by a machine or network. For example, in a TCP/IP network (the worldwide standard), common examples of name resolution are converting a human-readable name assigned to a computer to its IP address in the network or converting a domain name to its IP address on the Internet. Looking up a phone number by turning the pages in a telephone book is a human version of name resolution. See address resolution, resolve, naming service, WINS and DNS.
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