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Obtain Network Information - Exercise

Obtaining information about the network

NIS command matching

Objective: Match the NIS command names with their functions.


This exercise is unscored. It's an opportunity for you to practice matching NIS command names with their functions. When you're finished with the exercise, click the Submit button to receive credit for completing the exercise.


Match items in the left column with the items in the right column. In the left column below are five commands; their corresponding definitions are listed in the right column.
When you think you have all of the terms and their definitions matched correctly, click the Done button and you'll see whether or not you have matched the terms correctly, green lines mean the match is correct, red lines mean the match is incorrect. If you didn't get the matches right the first time, click Clear to erase your matches and try again.

  1. yppoll
  2. ypmatch
  3. ypcat
  4. ypwhich
  5. ypbind

  1. Returns the server name and NIS version for a given database
  2. Lists the values of keys within a database
  3. Lists the entire contents of a given database
  4. Returns the name of the NIS server used, or the master server for a given database
  5. The client-side NIS daemon