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

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NIS+ Administration

When NIS+ is configured on the network, you can use the NIS+ commands to administer NIS+. Sun recommends that at least one administrator be familiar with all of the NIS+ commands.

NIS+ Commands

A major advantage of NIS+ over NIS is that you have direct read-write access to information served by NIS+ through the command-line and programmatic interface. You can further fine-tune control of this access with the NIS+ security authentication and access mechanisms.

The command-line interface lets you change NIS+ tables and directories on servers significantly more easily and quickly without first creating text files and converting them into databases.

Tasks such as adding users and systems to a domain require changing information ...

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