"Yesterday we introduced NIS, the Network Information Service.
In the second and final article in this series, let's look at how
to use it effectively.
"One nice feature of NIS is that it can be understood by mere
mortals. NIS is analogous to copying files around; in most cases,
it's unnecessary for administrators to be aware of NIS's internal
data formats. Administration is done with the same old flat files,
and only one or two new procedures need to be learned..."