Solaris Naming Administration Guide

How FNS Policies Relate to NIS

See "FNS and NIS Naming" for overview and background information relating to FNS and NIS.

FNS provides the XFN interface for performing basic naming and attributes operations using NIS as the naming service.

FNS stores bindings for enterprise objects in FNS maps which are located in a /var/yp/domainname directory on the NIS master server (and NIS slave servers, if any). FNS maps are similar in structure and function to FNS maps. These NIS maps store bindings for the following enterprise namespaces: