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YPWHICH(1)		  BSD General Commands Manual		    YPWHICH(1)

NAME
     ypwhich --	return hostname	of NIS server of map master

SYNOPSIS
     ypwhich [-T] [-d domain] [[-h] host]
     ypwhich [-fTt] [-d	domain]	[-h host] -m [mname]
     ypwhich -x

DESCRIPTION
     ypwhich tells which NIS server supplies NIS services to a client, or
     which is the master for a map.  If	invoked	without	arguments, it gives
     the NIS server for	the local machine.  If host is specified, that machine
     is	queried	to find	out which NIS server it	is using.

     The options are as	follows:

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

     -f		 When used in conjunction with -m, force ypwhich to query host
		 directly, without using the local copy	of ypbind(8).

     -h	host	 Specify a host	other than localhost to	query for information.

     -m	[mname]	 Find the master NIS server for	the named map.	mname can be a
		 map name or nickname.	If mname is omitted, ypwhich will pro-
		 duce a	list of	available maps.

     -T		 Use TCP protocol instead of UDP.

     -t		 Inhibit translation of	map nicknames to their corresponding
		 map names.

     -x		 Display the map nickname table, found in /var/yp/nicknames.
		 A built-in default translation	table is used if
		 /var/yp/nicknames does	not exist (see nicknames(5) for	de-
		 tails).

EXIT STATUS
     ypwhich exits with	a non-zero exit	code if	-m is used, and	there was a
     problem in	determining the	map's master.

SEE ALSO
     domainname(1), ypcat(1), ypmatch(1), nicknames(5),	nis(8),	ypbind(8),
     yppoll(8),	ypset(8)

AUTHORS
     Charles D.	Cranor
     Greywolf

BSD			       January 24, 2008				   BSD

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