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Network information system

Network Information System (abbreviation: NIS) is an information system for managing networks, such as electricity network,[1] water supply network,[2] gas supply network,[3] or telecommunications network.[4]

NIS may manage all data relevant to the network, e.g.- all components and their attributes, the connectivity between them and other information, relating to the operation, design and construction of such networks.

NIS for electricity may manage any, some or all voltage levels- Extra High, High, Medium and low voltage. It may support only the distribution network or also the transmission network.

NIS may be built on top of a GIS (Geographical information system).[5][6][7][8]


  1. ^, Energy, NIS
  2. ^, Water NIS
  3. ^ etwork Information System
  5. ^ "Geographic Information Systems as an Integrating Technology: Context, Concepts, and Definitions". ESRI. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  6. ^ Clarke, K. C., 1986. Advances in geographic information systems, computers, environment and urban systems, Vol. 10, pp. 175–184.
  7. ^ Maliene V, Grigonis V, Palevičius V, Griffiths S (2011). "Geographic information system: Old principles with new capabilities". Urban Design International 16 (1). pp. 1–6.  
  8. ^ Goodchild, Michael F (2010). "Twenty years of progress: GIScience in 2010". Journal of Spatial Information Science.  
  9. ^ "End of Features (EOF) for the Oracle Solaris 11.1 Release". 2012-12-20. 

External links

  • Thorsten Kukuk (2003-07-01). "The Linux NIS(YP)/NYS/NIS+ HOWTO".  
  • Van Emery (2005-04-15). "Distributed Authentication System (DAS) Handbook". 
  • Kristy Westphal (2001-01-22). "NFS and NIS Security".  
  • "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6: 2.2.3. Securing NIS".  
  • Frédéric Raynal (2001-06-29). "Yellow Pages, part 1".  
  • Resources on how to replace NIS can be found at the NIS Migration Resource Site

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