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NIS+ Tables

NIS+ stores information in tables that have a column-entry structure rather than the key-value structure of NIS maps. A client can access information not just by a key, but by any column that is searchable. This approach eliminates the need to create maps that have duplicate information.

The NIS+ tables in TABLE 2-3 come preconfigured and can be populated with the information shown.

TABLE 2-3 NIS+ Tables

Table Name

Information Contained

Hosts

Network address and host name of workstations in the domain

Bootparams

Location of the root, swap, and dump partition of diskless client in the domain

Passwd

User account information for or about every user in the domain

Cred

Credentials for principals who belong to the domain

Group

The group password, group ID, and members of every UNIX group in the domain

Netgroup

Netgroups to which workstations and users in the domain belong

Mail-Aliases

Information about the mail aliases of users in the domain

Timezone

Time zone of every workstation in the domain

Networks

Networks in the domain and their canonical names

Netmasks

Networks in the domain and their associated netmasks

Ethers

Ethernet address of every workstation in the domain

Services

Names of IP services used in the domain and their port numbers

Protocols

List of IP protocols used in the domain

RPC

RPC program numbers for RPC services available in the domain

Auto-Home

Location of all users' home directories in the domain

Auto-Master

Automounter map information


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