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Name Service Switch

Index Name Service Switch

The Name Service Switch (NSS) is a facility in Unix-like operating systems that provides a variety of sources for common configuration databases and name resolution mechanisms. [1]

24 relations: BSD Authentication, Domain Name System, FreeBSD, Group (database), Hosts (file), HP-UX, IBM AIX, IRIX, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, Linux, Name server, Name Service Switch, NetBSD, Network Information Service, NIS+, Operating system, Passwd, Pluggable authentication module, Solaris (operating system), Sun Microsystems, System administrator, Ultrix, Unix-like, Windows Internet Name Service.

BSD Authentication

BSD Authentication, otherwise known as BSD Auth, is an authentication framework and software API employed by OpenBSD and accompanying software such as OpenSSH.

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Domain Name System

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical decentralized naming system for computers, services, or other resources connected to the Internet or a private network.

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FreeBSD

FreeBSD is a free and open-source Unix-like operating system descended from Research Unix via the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD).

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Group (database)

group is a name service database used to store group information on Unix-like operating systems.

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Hosts (file)

The computer file hosts is an operating system file that maps hostnames to IP addresses.

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HP-UX

HP-UX (from "Hewlett Packard Unix") is Hewlett Packard Enterprise's proprietary implementation of the Unix operating system, based on UNIX System V (initially System III) and first released in 1984.

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IBM AIX

AIX (Advanced Interactive eXecutive, pronounced) is a series of proprietary Unix operating systems developed and sold by IBM for several of its computer platforms.

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IRIX

IRIX is a discontinued operating system developed by Silicon Graphics (SGI) to run on their MIPS workstations and servers.

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Lightweight Directory Access Protocol

The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is an open, vendor-neutral, industry standard application protocol for accessing and maintaining distributed directory information services over an Internet Protocol (IP) network.

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Linux

Linux is a family of free and open-source software operating systems built around the Linux kernel.

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Name server

A name server is a computer application that implements a network service for providing responses to queries against a directory service.

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Name Service Switch

The Name Service Switch (NSS) is a facility in Unix-like operating systems that provides a variety of sources for common configuration databases and name resolution mechanisms.

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NetBSD

NetBSD is a free and open source Unix-like operating system that descends from Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), a Research Unix derivative developed at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Network Information Service

The Network Information Service, or NIS (originally called Yellow Pages or YP), is a client–server directory service protocol for distributing system configuration data such as user and host names between computers on a computer network.

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NIS+

NIS+ is a directory service developed by Sun Microsystems to replace its older 'NIS' (Network Information Service).

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Operating system

An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs.

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Passwd

passwd is a tool on most Unix and Unix-like operating systems used to change a user's password.

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Pluggable authentication module

A pluggable authentication module (PAM) is a mechanism to integrate multiple low-level authentication schemes into a high-level application programming interface (API).

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Solaris (operating system)

Solaris is a Unix operating system originally developed by Sun Microsystems.

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Sun Microsystems

Sun Microsystems, Inc. was an American company that sold computers, computer components, software, and information technology services and created the Java programming language, the Solaris operating system, ZFS, the Network File System (NFS), and SPARC.

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System administrator

A system administrator, or sysadmin, is a person who is responsible for the upkeep, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems; especially multi-user computers, such as servers.

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Ultrix

Ultrix (officially all-caps ULTRIX) is the brand name of Digital Equipment Corporation's (DEC) discontinued native Unix operating systems for the PDP-11, VAX and DECstations.

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Unix-like

A Unix-like (sometimes referred to as UN*X or *nix) operating system is one that behaves in a manner similar to a Unix system, while not necessarily conforming to or being certified to any version of the Single UNIX Specification.

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Windows Internet Name Service

Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) is Microsoft's implementation of NetBIOS Name Service (NBNS), a name server and service for NetBIOS computer names.

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Redirects here:

Nsswitch.conf, Passwd (database).

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Name_Service_Switch

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