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New URL type: NIS

From: Hunter Matthews <thm@duke.edu>
Date: 03 Jan 2003 12:53:22 -0500
To: uri@w3.org
Message-Id: <1041616403.1563.11.camel@jade.biology.duke.edu>

   Please excuse this email if this is the wrong forum: I was sent here
by another developer who suggested I submit this.

   In writing a configuration program here, I needed a way for an URL to
say "look in NIS". After some googling and other bits, there didn't seem
to be an existing syntax, so I invented one.


Because a NIS client (at least a program querying NIS on a client) has
no choice of which server or port to access, I left those parts out. The
scheme assumes that the client host already has access to NIS.

Hunter Matthews                          Unix / Network Administrator
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