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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 2.7			   May 1998			    ypwhich(1)

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