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

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NIS+ Security

NIS+ is designed to protect the information in its directories and tables from unauthorized access. For example, an authorized user can create a table listing the home telephone number and address of members of the Starlight Engineering domain as part of the domain's NIS+ directory. Access to this table can be limited to all or part of the Engineering organization. In another example, a desktop application can create NIS+ tables of application-specific information that must be available to the entire network. In a third example, confidential personnel information, such as the company identification number and job category for employees, can be stored in an NIS+ table with access authorized only on a very selective basis.

NIS+ controls ...

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