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 »
The Linux NIS(YP)/NYS/NIS+ HOWTO. There is also a book called » Managing NFS and NIS by Hal Stern.
This extension has been moved to the
» PECL repository and is no longer bundled with
PHP as of PHP 5.1.0.
Note: This extension is not
available on Windows platforms.