System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (DNS, NIS, and LDAP)

NIS Clients

NIS clients run processes that request data from maps on the servers. Clients do not make a distinction between master and slave servers, since all NIS servers should have the same information.

Note –

The Solaris operating system does not support a configuration in which a NIS client and a Native LDAP client co-exist on the same client machine.