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NIS (Network Information Service) is a client–server directory service protocol for distributing system configuration data such as user and host names between computers on a computer network.
NIS is limited in scalability and security. For modern networks, LDAP has replaced NIS.
To configure NIS, go to Directory Services > NIS.
Enter the NIS Domain name and list any NIS Servers (hostnames or IP addresses). Press Enter to separate server entries. Configure the remaining options as needed:
- Secure Mode : Set to have ypbind(8) refuse to bind to any NIS server not running as root on a TCP port over 1024.
- Manycast : Set for
ypbindto bind to the fastest responding server.
- Enable : Unset to disable the configuration without deleting it.
When ready, SAVE the configuration.