O'Reilly logo

A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux by Mark G. Sobell

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 22. NIS: Network Information Service

<feature><title></title>

IN THIS CHAPTER

</feature>

NIS (Network Information Service) simplifies the maintenance of common administrative files by keeping them in a central database and having clients contact the database server to retrieve information from the database. Developed by Sun Microsystems, NIS is an example of the client/server paradigm.

Just as DNS addresses the problem of keeping multiple copies of /etc/hosts files up-to-date, so NIS deals with the issue of keeping system-independent configuration files (such as /etc/passwd) current. Most networks ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required