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.
Note: This extension is not
available on Windows platforms.
None besides functions from standard Unix libraries which are
always available (either libc or
libnsl, configure will detect which one to use).
To get these functions to work, you have to configure PHP with
This extension has no configuration directives defined in php.ini.
The constants below are defined by this extension, and
will only be available when the extension has either
been compiled into PHP or dynamically loaded at runtime.