nis - clients and daemons for the Network Information Service (NIS)

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Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename nis_3.17.1-3+b1_amd64.deb
Package name nis
Package version 3.17.1
Package release 3+b1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category admin::configuring admin::user-management devel::lang:perl devel::library implemented-in::c implemented-in::perl implemented-in::shell interface::commandline interface::daemon interface::graphical interface::x11 net network::client network::server network::service protocol::dns protocol::ldap protocol::radius role::devel-lib role::program scope::utility security::authentication security::cryptography security::privacy suite::gnu use::configuring use::login use::searching use::synchronizing works-with::db x11::application
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Maintainer Debian QA Group <>
Download size 165.60 KB
Installed size 656.00 KB
This package provides tools for setting up and maintaining a NIS domain.
NIS, originally known as Yellow Pages (YP), is mostly used to let
several machines in a network share the same account information, such
as the password file.


Package Version Architecture Repository
nis_3.17.1-3+b1_i386.deb 3.17.1 i386 Debian Main
nis - - -


Name Value
debconf >= 0.5.00
debconf-2.0 -
hostname >= 2.98
libc6 >= 2.14
libgdbm6 >= 1.16
libsystemd0 -
lsb-base >= 3.0-6
make -
netbase -
portmap -


Name Value
netstd <= 1.26


Type URL
Binary Package nis_3.17.1-3+b1_amd64.deb
Source Package nis

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install nis deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install nis




2018-08-21 - Michael Biebl <>
nis (3.17.1-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload.
* Drop -no-dbus from YPBINDARGS= in /etc/default/nis.
We no longer build nis with NetworkManager/D-Bus support, so setting
this option made ypbind fail to start. (Closes: #906436)
* Remove debian/nis.debhelper.log on clean.
* Drop nm-tool invocation from reportbug script. This binary no longer
exists in recent versions of NetworkManager and since NetworkManager
support is no longer enabled, this information is no longer really
relevant anyway.
* Use /bin/bash to run the reportbug script as it makes use of "yesno".
(Closes: #701484)
* Remove obsolete shlibs.local. (Closes: #701696)
* Fix typo "ypppasswdd" in init script. (Closes: #701483)
* Drop outdated and no longer accessible Vcs-Bzr URL.
2018-08-11 - Michael Biebl <>
nis (3.17.1-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload.
* Orphan package, see #900358.
* Disable NetworkManager support. (Closes: #862778)
* Add explicit Build-Depends on pkg-config as required by ypbind-mt's
* Bump priority to optional. Since Debian Policy version 4.0.1, the priority
extra has been deprecated.
2016-08-16 - Mark Brown <>
nis (3.17.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* ypbind 1.38, reenable Network Manager support to fix systemd
breakage killing ypbind after it daemonizes (closes: #834298).
2016-08-09 - Mark Brown <>
nis (3.17-35) unstable; urgency=low
* Bump debhelper compat version, no changes other than creating a
compat file since no relevant interfaces changed (closes: #800305).
* Don't use libslp-dev since it got removed, unfortunately the removal
has been coordinated by reassigning bugs and the BTS really doesn't
notify that well (closes: #815362).
* Remove network manager support, it never worked well and their APIs
changed incompatibly.
2014-12-13 - Mark Brown <>
nis (3.17-34) unstable; urgency=medium
* Make sure both characters in the salt are present before calling
crypt() rather than just the first in yppasswd fixing operation
with shadow passwords after a change in the behaviour of crypt()
with invalid salts (closes: #721737).
2014-04-08 - Mark Brown <>
nis (3.17-33) unstable; urgency=low
* Use dh_autoreconf to update config.* using lightly modified patch
from Dann Frazier (closes: #739059).
* Add dependency on remote_fs to init script.
* Policy 3.9.5 (no changes).
2011-06-19 - Mark Brown <>
nis (3.17-32) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix postinst version comparison (closes: #610618).
* Updated Danish Debconf translation from Joe Dalton (closes: #587368).
* Updated Vietnamese translation from Clytie Siddall (closes: #601920).  
* Updated Galician translation from Adrián Chaves Fernández (closes: #617380).
* Updated Catalan translation from Innocent De Marchi (closes: #618481).
* Updated Dutch translation from Jeroen Schot (closes: #624543).
* Updated Brazilian Portugese translation from Eder L. Marques
(closes: #617809).
* Lintian has mindlessly changed the format of the output, meaning we
can actually see the warnings but that's a bad thing.
2010-01-03 - Mark Brown <>
nis (3.17-31) unstable; urgency=low
* Run debconf-updatepo since the translation tools aren't able to do
it for themselves (closes: #563506).
* Ignore lintian warnings.  Papering over warnings FTW.
2009-09-30 - Mark Brown <>
nis (3.17-30) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove ypdomainname and nisdomainname binaries too (closes:
* #546978).
2009-09-23 - Mark Brown <>
nis (3.17-29) unstable; urgency=low
* Updated Vietnamese translation of the Debconf templates, kindly
provided by (closes: #548023).
* The domainname progam will be moved to hostname as of version 2.98 -
add a dependency for that (closes: #546978).

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