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NIS Server Configuration

Feb 19, 2010, 15:33 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Andrew Weber for this link. ]

"The structure used for NIS is the normal client-server setup . The configuration for NIS uses a domain that is used to indicate a group of systems on a LAN or subnet. Each of these systems on the domain will use the same map, which refers to a common database. These databases are stored in a DBM format which is based on ASCII text files.

"Each NIS domain needs to have a NIS server that acts as a information base for the domain. The NIS clients will query the NIS server for information that they will need. Maps are the information that is stored in the database.

"You can divide the NIS servers into masters and slaves to provide a level of redundancy for the maps. The slave will maintain a copy of the maps and will update fro the master whenever a change is made. The program that notifies the slave of any changes is yppush"

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