ypwhich



ypwhich(1)                                                          ypwhich(1)




NAME

       ypwhich - return name of NIS server or map master


SYNOPSYS

       ypwhich [ -d domain ] [ -Vn ] [ hostname ]
       ypwhich [ -d domain ] [ -t ] -m [ mname ]
       ypwhich -x



DESCRIPTION

       ypwhich  returns  the name of the NIS server that supplies the NIS ser-
       vices to a NIS client, or which is the master for a  map.   If  invoked
       without  arguments,  it  gives the NIS server for the local machine. If
       hostname is specified, that machine is queried to find  out  which  NIS
       master it is using.


OPTIONS

       -d domain
              Specify a domain other than the default domain.

       -t     This option inhibits map nickname translation.

       -m mname
              Find the master NIS server for a map.  No hostname can be speci-
              fied with the -m option.  mname can be a mapname or nickname for
              a  map.   If  mname  is  omitted, ypwhich will produce a list of
              available maps.

       -x     Display the map nickname translation table.

       -Vn    Version of ypbind(8), V2 is default.



FILES

       /var/yp/nicknames
              map nickname translation table.


SEE ALSO

       domainname(8),   nicknames(5),   ypbind(8),    ypcat(1),    ypmatch(1),
       yppoll(8), ypserv(8), yset(8)



AUTHOR

       ypwhich  is part of the yp-tools package, which was written by Thorsten
       Kukuk <kukuk@suse.de>.



YP Tools 2.8                       May 1998                         ypwhich(1)

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