NFS (Network File System) Server: When we have got more than one linux system & want to make available files from one system to the other, we need to implement NFS server.
NIS (Network Information Service) Server: When we have got more than one linux system & want users from one system to be able to login from other linux systems, we need to implement NIS server. NIS is used for centralized authentication. Earlier it was known as Yellow Pages Server but due to some copyright issues, the name was changed to NIS. But still the name of most of the configuration files begins with “yp”. Same functionality is available in windows networking by implementing AD (Active Directory) concept.
We are covering step by step implementation of NFS & NIS Server. NFS is one of the most critical server in linux. It is also used for NAS (Network Attached Storage) implementation. We are also covering both NIS master server & NIS slave server.
In the end, we will show you, how to combine NFS & NIS. Combining these gives you great power in managing your linux systems.