XXXV. NIS Functions

NIS (formerly called Yellow Pages) allows network management of important administrative files (e.g. the password file). For more information refer to the NIS manpage and Introduction to YP/NIS. There is also a book called Managing NFS and NIS by Hal Stern.

To get these functions to work, you have to configure PHP with --with-yp.

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yp_get_default_domain — Fetches the machines default NIS domain.
yp_order — Returns the order number for a map.
yp_master — Returns the machine name of the master NIS server for a map.
yp_match — Returns the mached line
yp_first — Returns the first key-value pair from the named map.
yp_next — Returns the next key-value pair in the named map.
yp_errno — Returns the error code of the previous operation
yp_err_string — Returns the error string associated with the previous operation.