The next four lines are quoted from the Sun(tm) System &
Network Administration Manual:
"NIS was formerly known as Sun Yellow Pages (YP) but
the name Yellow Pages(tm) is a registered trademark
in the United Kingdom of British Telecom plc and may
not be used without permission."
NIS stands for Network Information Service. Its purpose is to
provide information, that has to be known throughout the network,
to all machines on the network. Information likely to be
distributed by NIS is:
If, for example, your password entry is recorded in the NIS
passwd database, you will be able to login on all machines on the
network which have the NIS client programs running.
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