Network services as used in this section, are associated with protocols that provide the following:
Data packet transport on the network.
Management of IP addresses and DNS names.
Time synchronization to make sure that all network devices and eDirectory replicas and partitions have the same time.
Discovery of network devices and services, such as eDirectory, printers, and so on as required by certain applications, clients, and other services.
This section discusses the following:
For links to more information and tasks, see the