JavaStation Client Software Guide


The JavaStation computer uses NIS for user authentication, file mapping, and printer access as follows:

NIS lookups are infrequent, and the performance impact is not likely to be significant. When binding to NIS, a broadcast is sent to the local network. This implies that there must be a NIS server connected to that network. If necessary, the JavaStation boot server can be set up as a NIS slave server or master server. You can also specify the NIS server's IP address in the DHCP parameters delivered to JavaStation computers.