The CA Nameserver is used to provide IP addresses of EPICS process variables (PVs) to Channel Access client programs. Without a nameserver, CA clients broadcast searches for PVs adding to the load of every IOC in the system. With the nameserver in use, broadcasts can be directed only to the nameserver, decreasing the load on the IOCs.
The following documents are available. Textual links are to HTML or text documents, other formats are indicated by an icon link.
The following tar files contain source code only (no binaries), and were compressed using gnuzip.
The CA nameserver uses GNU-style regular expressions.
To use the header files and libraries from the GNU regex library, it is necessary that it be downloaded and built first.