Name Server : Java Glossary
- Name Server
- a computer that provides the analog of telephone directory assistance. You address somebody on
Internet with a name like email@example.com. Before you can start sending packets, that has to be converted to
a numerical address, which is analogous to a phone number with area code. There are dedicated "directory
assistance" computers that have lists of all the users in their area. Before you can send mail to someone,
your computer may need to send a request to such a computer to look the number up for you.