ONC+ Developer's Guide

NIS+ Domains

NIS+ supports hierarchical domains, as illustrated in the following figure.

Figure 9–1 NIS+ Domain

This graphic depicts a typical domain tree, with four subdomains branching off a main domain.

A NIS+ domain is a set of data describing the workstations, users, and network services in a portion of an organization. NIS+ domains can be administered independently of each other. This independence enables NIS+ to be used in a range of networks, from small to very large.