4.1 Nondirectory Mode Operation

The following diagram shows an example of the protocol in which all client, server, and master locators are in nondirectory mode.

Nondirectory mode

Figure 3: Nondirectory mode

The sequence is described in the following steps:

  1. The server exports its interface, and the server locator updates its cache. For more information, see section 3.2.1.4.

  2. The client initiates a lookup by name.

  3. The client locator forwards the request to the master locator. For more information, see section 3.3.1.4.

  4. The master locator sends out a broadcast. For more information, see section 3.4.1.5.

  5. The server locator responds to the broadcast. For more information, see section 3.2.1.5.

  6. The master locator gets the information and returns it to the client locator. For more information, see section 3.4.1.5.

  7. The client locator returns the lookup handle to the client process.