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Question
what is nis server
 Question Submitted By :: Linux-System-Calls
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Answer
# 1
NIS is a service that provides any user on that network
with the same working environment irrespective of the
system on that network which has been used for login
purpose.
For example if NIS server is set up in a single system and
configured to hold user accounts and their passwords and
access information. Then any user on that network can login
to his/her account that is set up in the NIS server from
any system (with nis client running) on that configured
network. This gives a look and feel that the user is logged
into his/her own system. But actually its the account on
the NIS server that is mounted on the local sytem on user
login .
 
Is This Answer Correct ?    82 Yes 5 No
Ashish
 
Answer
# 2
The Network Information Service (NIS) provides a simple
network lookup service consisting of databases and processes.

A good howto:
hxxp://www.debian-administration.org/articles/36
 
Is This Answer Correct ?    48 Yes 15 No
Amsin21
 
 
 
Answer
# 3
answer 3 for nfs server 
Is This Answer Correct ?    39 Yes 9 No
Sivanandam
 
Answer
# 4
NIS is a service that provides any user on that network
with the same working environment irrespective of the
system on that network which has been used for login
purpose.
For example if NIS server is set up in a single system and
configured to hold user accounts and their passwords and
access information. Then any user on that network can login
to his/her account that is set up in the NIS server from
any system (with nis client running) on that configured
network. This gives a look and feel that the user is logged
into his/her own system. But actually its the account on
the NIS server that is mounted on the local sytem on user
login .
 
Is This Answer Correct ?    24 Yes 2 No
Brijesh Dhabhai
 
Answer
# 5
NIS allows a central server to manage password
authentication, host, services, etc which would normally be
provided by the local
files /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow, /etc/groups, /etc/hosts, /et
c/services, /etc/networks, /etc/rpc, /etc/protocols, /etc/al
iases (sendmail), ...

NIS provides a means to central administration of the
network users.When a user logs into a system using NIS, the
system first checks the local /etc/passwd file , if it
cannot find the user it will then check the NIS server.

NIS Client systems look to the NIS server to provide this
data.
The logical cluster of the server and clients are known as
an NIS "domain".
 
Is This Answer Correct ?    14 Yes 1 No
Bhuvan
 
Answer
# 6
NIS (Network Information System) is a network naming and
administration system for smaller networks that was
developed by Sun Micro systems. NIS is a later version that
provides additional security and other facilities. Using
NIS, each host client or server computer in the system has
knowledge about the entire system. A user at any host can
get access to files or applications on any host in the
network with a single user identification and password. NIS
is similar to the Internet's domain name system (DNS) but
somewhat simpler and designed for a smaller network. It's
intended for use on local area networks.
NIS uses the client/server model and the Remote Procedure
Call (RPC) interface for communication between hosts. NIS
consists of a server, a library of client programs, and some
administrative tools. NIS is often used with the Network
File System (NFS). NIS is a Unix-based program.
Although Sun and others offer proprietary versions, most NIS
code has been released into the public domain and there are
freeware versions available. NIS was originally called
Yellow Pages but because someone already had a trademark by
that name, it was changed to Network Information System. It
is still sometimes referred to by the initials: "YP".

Sun offers NIS+ together with its NFS product as a solution
for Windows PC networks as well as for its own workstation
networks
 
Is This Answer Correct ?    12 Yes 3 No
Vishal
 
Answer
# 7
NIS is a Network Information Service it share the data from
the client to server
 
Is This Answer Correct ?    9 Yes 2 No
Anbu
 
Answer
# 8
NIS allows a central server to manage password
authentication, host, services, etc which would normally be
provided by the local
files /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow, /etc/groups, /etc/hosts, /et
c/services, /etc/networks, /etc/rpc, /etc/protocols, /etc/al
iases (sendmail), ...

NIS provides a means to central administration of the
network users.When a user logs into a system using NIS, the
system first checks the local /etc/passwd file , if it
cannot find the user it will then check the NIS server.

NIS Client systems look to the NIS server to provide this
data.
The logical cluster of the server and clients are known as
an NIS "domain".
 
Is This Answer Correct ?    8 Yes 2 No
Amit Adhau
 
Answer
# 9
NIS is used for mapping between host name and IP address
for a wide range of information. The clients that get
mapped information from the server consists of user
database and authentication information across a network.
 
Is This Answer Correct ?    10 Yes 6 No
Archana Anand
 
Answer
# 10
The Network Information Service, or NIS (originally called
Yellow Pages or YP) is a client–server directory service
protocol for distributing system configuration data such as
user and host names between computers on a computer network.
 
Is This Answer Correct ?    3 Yes 0 No
Rajashekarrao
 

 
 
 
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