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The Initialization Service is used to find well-known system and user-defined services. The Initialization Service is best understood in the catch-22 presented by the Name Service:
The answer to the above question is that the reference has to be supplied to the client administratively. The Initialization Service provides a simple interface into this administrative information. The method is named resolve_initial_reference() and takes a string representing the name of the service, and returns a CORBA::Object accessing that service.
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