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Network Information Services (NIS and NIS+) Guide

About This Book

This book describes concepts and provides instructions for the installation and maintenance of Network Information System (NIS) or NIS+ servers and clients.

Beginning with the AIX 5.2 Documentation Library, any information that this book contained regarding AIX system security, or any security-related topic, has moved. For all security-related information, see the AIX 5L Version 5.2 Security Guide.

Who Should Use This Book

This book is intended for system administrators who perform system management tasks that involve NIS or NIS+. Familiarity with the Base Operating System and the material covered in AIX 5L Version 5.2 System Management Guide: Communications and Networks, AIX 5L Version 5.2 System Management Guide: Operating System and Devices, and AIX 5L Version 5.2 System User's Guide: Communications and Networks is necessary.


The following highlighting conventions are used in this book:

Bold Identifies commands, subroutines, keywords, files, structures, directories, and other items whose names are predefined by the system. Also identifies graphical objects such as buttons, labels, and icons that the user selects.
Italics Identifies parameters whose actual names or values are to be supplied by the user.
Monospace Identifies examples of specific data values, examples of text similar to what you might see displayed, examples of portions of program code similar to what you might write as a programmer, messages from the system, or information you should actually type.

Case-Sensitivity in AIX

Everything in the AIX operating system is case-sensitive, which means that it distinguishes between uppercase and lowercase letters. For example, you can use the ls command to list files. If you type LS, the system responds that the command is "not found." Likewise, FILEA, FiLea, and filea are three distinct file names, even if they reside in the same directory. To avoid causing undesirable actions to be performed, always ensure that you use the correct case.

ISO 9000

ISO 9000 registered quality systems were used in the development and manufacturing of this product.

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