Netinfo - project for network managment & control, allow users to generate configuration files from moulds, manage network information, control services and view network statistic via HTTP.
NetInfo is a directory service that was developed at NeXT Computer, Inc. Until LDAP, it was one of the only extensible, hierarchical, attribute-value directory services that could be used for managing NIS information. NetInfo was architected by the same person that designed NIS.
The network administrative information database and information retrieval system for Mac OS X. Many Mac OS X services consult the NetInfo database for their configuration information.