See also nis+
Extract from the man page:1
NIS+ is a new version of the network information nameser- vice. This version differs in several significant ways from version 2, which is referred to as NIS or YP in earlier releases. Specific areas of enhancement include the ability to scale to larger networks, security, and the administra- tion of the service.
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