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NIS is a protocol developed by sun to allow one to differ user authentication to a server. The server software is in the ypserv package, and the client software is in the yp-tools package. ypbind-mt is also available, which is a multi threaded version of the client daemon.

Note: obviously this article is far from finished. hopefully in the future that will change, but in the meantime:

The Linux NIS HOWTO ( is very helpful and generally applicable to arch linux.