Dynamic address binding in communication networks

A communications network comprising a plurality of destination stations and associated server stations, each destination station having a unique destination address, and a unique destination name containing no semantic information relating to an associated server station, each server station having a unique server address, and being capable of storing the destination address of each destination station with which it is associated, the server address being found by an algorithmic manipulation of the destination name of any destination station that is associated with the server station.

Patent #: 5025491 Issue Date: June 18, 1991