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Solaris™ 8 Advanced System Administrator's Guide, Third Edition by Janice Winsor

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The NIS+ Namespace

The NIS+ namespace is the arrangement of information stored by NIS+. You can arrange the information in the namespace in a variety of ways to suit the needs of your organization. The hierarchical namespace of NIS+ is similar to that used by DNS and by the UNIX file system. With a hierarchical namespace, you can decentralize administration and improve security. When NIS was developed, the basic assumption was that the network and organization-wide namespace would be small enough for one person to administer. The growth of networked computing has resulted in a need to change this assumption.

NIS+ works best when the information in the NIS+ namespace is arranged into configurations called domains. An NIS+ domain is a collection ...

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