Virtual File Services (VFS) provides methods that allow you to manage services such as NSS by using standard file system functions. Using VFS and a scripting or GUI-based interface, you can view the status and statistics for your system and change the system parameters.
NSS provides a special administration volume, known as the _admin volume, that exists on each server. This volume uses no disk space and is created at startup time. Using VFS and the services provided by files that are created on the _admin volume, you can potentially control all server management functions.
For more information and instructions, see NDK: Virtual File Services in the Novell Developers Kit (NDK) documentation.