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Solaris™ 8 Advanced System Administrator's Guide, Third Edition by Janice Winsor

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Comparison of NIS and NIS+

To help you understand the differences between NIS and NIS+, Table 22 compares the features of the two programs.

Table 22. Comparison of NIS and NIS+ Features
Capability NIS Features NIS+ Features
Namespace Flat. Hierarchical.
Database Centralized for each independent network domain. Partitioned into directories to support each network subset or autonomous domain.
Data storage Multiple bicolumn maps with key-value pairs. Multicolumn tables with multiple searchable columns.
Replication Minimum of one replica server per IP subnetwork. Each replica server can serve clients on multiple IP subnets.
Update privileges Requires superuser privileges on the master server. Performed remotely by authorized administrators; no superuser ...

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