Projects / ypserv


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.


Recent releases

  •  12 Jan 2006 22:02

    Release Notes: This release fixes a crash in the SLP handler if the local hostname is not resolvable.

    •  20 Jul 2005 15:00

      Release Notes: Possible buffer overflows with the -x and -E options of rpc.yppasswdd have been fixed.

      •  31 May 2005 15:30

        Release Notes: This release fixes a bug in the securenet handling and in the debug code.

        •  19 May 2005 15:31

          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.

          •  14 Jan 2004 19:18

            Release Notes: Optional SLP support was added.


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