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.
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