Changes between Version 4 and Version 5 of HowTo/PickASliceName


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08/07/13 15:12:12 (6 years ago)
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    11= How to pick a slice name =
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     3Slice names are public, reusable and unique.
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     5''Public'' means you should expect that anyone could see the name of your slice.
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     7''Unique'' means that only one slice with that identifier[#Note *] can exist at any given point in time.
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     9''Reusable'' means that once a slice has expired, that slice name may be reused to name a new slice.
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    311In general, slice names should:
     
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    1018While enforcement of these rules is not consistent across all parts of GENI, following these rules will ensure compatibility throughout GENI.
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     20== Note ==
     21Actually, it's the ''slice URN'' that must be unique.  A slice URN is an identifier that includes both the slice name and the authority that issued the slice.  This means that experimenters could request two slices with the same name from two different authorities, but the slice URNs would be unique because they were issued by different authorities.  In practice, you should just know that you can only have one slice with a given name at a time.