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Network Filesystems (NFS) and Network Information Servers (NIS) work well together. Using these two you can setup very nice networks. I have discovered a few bugs that allow you to get into other accounts sent out with the NIS information, but overall it is very nice. NFS is where you export a file system and the other machine mounts your filesystem as if it were on the machine locally. NIS allows sharing of passwords among a trusted group of computers in a network.