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21.3 NIS+

21.3.3 Names

In general you can name directories any name you like. Two names are reserved, however: org_dir and groups_dir. They are reserved only for the objects that store the NIS+ table and group objects, respectively. An NIS+ domain consists of a directory object, the groups_dir and org_dir subdirectories, and a set of NIS+ tables.

Names that identify objects in the namespace are known as regular names.

Index names identify rows within a table. These are compound names containing a search criterion and a regular name. The regular name specifies the table to search, while the search criterion specifies the column values to search for within the table.

Unix System Administration - 8 AUG 1996
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