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YP(3R)                                                                  YP(3R)



NAME
       yp - NIS protocol

PROTOCOL
       /usr/include/rpcsvc/yp.x

DESCRIPTION
       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
       NIS databases.

PROGRAMMING
       Refer to ypclnt(3N) for information on the  programmatic  interface  to
       NIS servers and databases.

SEE ALSO
       ypclnt(3N), yppasswd(3R)

NOTES
       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)