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Appendix G. Using Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) Directory Services

DCE provides the Cell Directory Service (CDS) and Global Directory Service (GDS). For more information about DCE concepts and these services, refer to the Introduction to OSF DCE manual. The DB2 function for DCE Directory Services supports CDS only. With this support, the user does not have to create each database, node, and DCS database on every single client. All of this information is centralized in DCE CDS.

The following sections describe how to setup and access a database using DCE Directory Services:

DCE directory services may not be supported by all DB2 clients. If DCE directory services is supported for a DB2 client, your Quick Beginnings manual provides additional information.

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