Simple network lookup service
The Network Information Service (NIS) (formerly known as Sun Yellow Pages (YP)) provides a simple network lookup service consisting of databases and processes. The functionality of the two remains the same, only the name has changed. It provides information, that has to be known throughout the network, to all machines on the network.
released on 5 April 2016
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 31 December 2016.