[SOLVED] NIS clarification
Could you clarify some thing for me?
At the moment I've got an NFS server working (desktop computer) and an NFS client (laptop) accessing music from the nfs server. If I want to set up NIS server/client, what would its purpose be?
My desktop would be a nis server. As far as I understand I would have to create a nis account (eg. portia) on my laptop and when I log in to this nis account (portia), what would be on the desktop computer?
1. all portia's /home/portia directory?
2. Only portia's configuration files?
3. What would physically be on the laptop? just nis client settings specifying the user portia who's got all the stuff on the destop?
It's confusing to me. Could you please clarify this concept to me?
What are most typical scenarios of using nis?
Thank you for any response.