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This chapter provides an overview of the Network Information Service (NIS).
NIS is a distributed naming service. It is a mechanism for identifying and locating network objects and resources. It provides a uniform storage and retrieval method for network-wide information in a transport-protocol and media-independent fashion.
This chapter covers the following topics: