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what's the advantage of NIS over NFS?

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I have some workstations that are configured to recieve 500 pages of NIS data from the NIS server. This data includes the usual files, but mostly consists of configuration files for a software tool.

So this seems pretty strange to me. I was wondering why they didn't use NFS instead of NIS. If I used NFS, I could just mount up the configuration files and wouldn't have to worry about pushing the maps all over the network.

Any thoughts on when to use NIS and when to use NFS?
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