Users must specify the URL for each endpoint in order for the endpoints to connect. When two endpoints connect, they create a network stream.
The Network Stream Endpoint URL has the following syntax:
|ni.dex||The protocol of the URL. The dex protocol identifies the URL as an endpoint URL.|
|host_name||The DNS name or IP address of the computer where the endpoint resides. The default value for this component is localhost, which routes to the network location of the computer where the endpoint resides.|
|context_name||A string value that refers to the application where the endpoint resides. This component is an empty string unless you specify a URL that includes a context name with the writer name or the reader name inputs.|
|endpoint_name||The name that you assign to the endpoint with the writer name or the reader name inputs of the Create Network Stream Reader Endpoint and Create Network Stream Writer Endpoint nodes.|