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Linux NIS / NIS+ Tutorial
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1. Introduction

More and more, Linux machines are installed as part of a network of computers. To simplify network administration, most networks (mostly Sun-based networks) run the Network Information Service. Linux machines can take full advantage of existing NIS service or provide NIS service themselves. Linux machines can also act as full NIS+ clients, this support is in beta stage.

This document tries to answer questions about setting up NIS(YP) and NIS+ on your Linux machine. Don't forget to read Section 5.

The NIS-Howto is edited and maintained by

        Thorsten Kukuk, <[email protected]>

The primary source of the information for the initial NIS-Howto was from:

Andrea Dell'Amico       <[email protected]>
Mitchum DSouza          <[email protected]>
Erwin Embsen            <erw[email protected]>
Peter Eriksson          <[email protected]>

who we should thank for writing the first versions of this document.

1.1. New Versions of this Document

You can always view the latest version of this document on the World Wide Web via the URL

New versions of this document will also be uploaded to various Linux WWW and FTP sites, including the LDP home page.

Links to translations of this document could be found at

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