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DCE
Last modified: Friday, August 01, 1997 

(1) Short for Distributed Computing Environment, a suite of technology services developed by The Open Group for creating distributed applications that run on different platforms. DCE services include:
  • Remote Procedure Calls (RPC)
  • Security Service
  • Directory Service
  • Time Service
  • Threads Service
  • Distributed File Service
  • DCE is a popular choice for very large systems that require robust security and fault tolerance.

    (2) Short for Data Communications Equipment, a device that communicates with a Data Terminal Equipment (DTE) device in RS-232C communications. See DTE for more information.

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    DCE home page 
    This is The Open Group's DCE home page. There are links to information on DCE security, Internet/intranet and distributed objects, as well as DCE articles, white papers, specifications, documentation, and training and support information.

    Online DCE documentation from Transarc 
    Provides links to an introduction to OSF DCE, administration and application development guides, reference material, and a glossary.

    DCE FAQ
    Provides information on OSF DCE and is organized into three sections: user support, application support, and data management.

    PC Week article on DCE
    This PC Week article describes how DCE technology has been overlooked and almost re-invented.

    RS-232 connectors and cabling
    Provides the 25 pin assignments for the RS-232, along with alternative serial connectors (DIN-8, DB-9, and RJ-45). In addition, DTE and DCE cable connections are discussed.

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    Distributed Computing

    Networking Standards

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    distributed processing

    DTE

    fault tolerance

    middleware

    modem

    OSF

    The Open Group


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