DHCP stands for dynamic host configuration protocol. What it does is dynamically assign network settings from a server. In other words, instead of having to configure the parameters related to how our computer communicates with a network, it happens automatically.

Network Information Service (NIS) was created by Sun Microsystems as a way of managing information that is shared among a group of host computers on a network. Using NIS, computers can share a common set of user accounts, user groups, and TCP/IP host names, as well as other information.

Setting up DHCP and NIS - Linux

In this “Setting up DHCP and NIS - Linux” you will learn about following topics:

  1. Introduction to DHCP
  2. Setting up DHCP Server
  3. Starting The DHCP Server
  4. Setting Up a DHCP Client
  5. Opening Firewall for DHCP
  6. Understanding Network Information Service (NIS)
  7. Setting Up Red Hat Linux as an NIS Client
  8. Defining An NIS Domain Name
  9. Configuring NIS client Daemons
  10. Checking that NIS is Working
  11. Using NIS maps
  12. Setting Up Red Hat Linux as a NIS Master Server
  13. Creating NIS Maps
  14. Choosing Files To Map
  15. Choosing Mapping Options
  16. Defining NIS Client Access
  17. Configuring Access To Maps
  18. Generating The NIS Map Database
  19. Adding NIS Slave Servers
  20. Configuring NIS Server Daemons
  21. Setting Up Red Hat Linux as an NIS Slave Server

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