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[How-To] Automounting Home Directories with NIS and NFS

This writeup was done on Debian Server and Ubuntu Desktop. Our goal is to automounting home directories using NIS, NFS and autofs.

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[How-To] Installing and Configuring NIS

The Network Information Service (NIS), utilizes daemons and a database to provide centralized authentication in a client-server architecture for Linux. It’s similar to the way the Active Directory provides centralized authentication for Windows clients in a Microsoft network. You only need to create, configure and modify objects ONCE on the NIS server. Those changes are then implemented on ALL your NIS clients.

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