The Network Information Service (NIS) provides a simple network lookup service consisting of databases and processes. It was formerly known as Sun Yellow Pages (YP). The functionality of the two remains the same, only the name has changed. Its purpose is to provide information, that has to be known throughout the network, to all machines on the network.
Release Notes: This release fixes a crash in the SLP handler if the local hostname is not resolvable.
Release Notes: Possible buffer overflows with the -x and -E options of rpc.yppasswdd have been fixed.
Release Notes: This release fixes a bug in the securenet handling and in the debug code.
Release Notes: This release fixes problems with fetching maps from SGI ypserv. A bug in makedbm which occurred when dumping maps was fixed. All daemons will be compiled with -fpie/-pie if supported.
Release Notes: Optional SLP support was added.