System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (NIS+)

NIS+ Setup and Configuration Preparation

Before configuring your NIS+ namespace, you must:

NIS and NIS+

Both NIS and NIS+ perform some of the same tasks. NIS+, however, allows for hierarchical domains, namespace security, and other features that NIS does not provide. For a more detailed comparison between NIS and NIS+, see How NIS+ Differs From NIS.

You can use NIS in conjunction with NIS+ under the following principles and conditions: