Quoting Peter Ross (Peter.Ross(a)bogen.in-berlin.de):
AFAIK NetInfo has nothing to do with Sun.
Heh, OK. It sure felt like a mutant Sun invention, right down to the
RPC portmapper dependency.
(I was a NeXTStep admirer back in the day, and ran the Intel port for a
while, though I never splurged on any of the very pretty black-cube
I still consider a lot of NeXT stuff as very good -
and NetInfo was
easier to handle as other /etc/files replacements (NIS, NIS+, LDAP)
and came with a good set of GUI tools to edit NetInfo too.
Probably. It's been long enough since I had to administer NIS that the
hate has faded. ;->