NSPortNameServer provides an object-oriented interface to the port registration service used by the distributed objects system.
NSConnection objects use it to contact each other and to distribute objects over the network; you should rarely need to interact directly with an
- macOS 10.0+
You get an
NSPortNameServer object by using the
systemDefaultPortNameServer class method—never allocate and initialize an instance directly. With the default server object you can register an
NSPort object under a given name, making it available on the network, and also unregister it so that it can’t be looked up (although other applications that have already looked up the
NSPort object can still use it until it becomes invalid). See the
NSPort class specification for more information.