yp - NIS protocol
The Network Information Service (NIS) is used for the administration of
network-wide databases. The service is composed mainly of two pro-
grams: YPBINDPROG for finding a NIS server and YPPROG for accessing the
Refer to ypclnt(3N) for information on the programmatic interface to
NIS servers and databases.
The Network Information Service (NIS) was formerly known as Sun Yellow
Pages (YP). The functionality of the two remains the same; only the
name has changed. The name Yellow Pages is a registered trademark in
the United Kingdom of British Telecommunications plc, and may not be
used without permission.
6 October 1987 YP(3R)