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How To Configure NIS (Network Information System) Master and Slave Servers (Doc ID 1586597.1)

Last updated on MAY 25, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.6 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.32] and later
Linux x86-64


The Network Information Service consists of a client-server directory service protocol for distributing system configuration data such as user and host names between computers.

NIS enables you to create user accounts that can be shared across all systems on your network.

The description of NIS daemons are given below:

    portmap/rpcbind - The foundation RPC daemon upon which NIS runs.
    yppasswdd - Lets users change their passwords on the NIS server from NIS clients.
    ypserv - Main NIS server daemon
    ypbind - Main NIS client daemon
    ypxfrd - Used to speed up the transfer of very large NIS maps


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