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

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 produce 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 details). 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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ypwhich - list which host is Network Information System server or map master SYNOPSIS
domain] [hostname] domain] [mname]] Remarks The Network Information Service (NIS) was formerly known as Yellow Pages (YP). Although the name has changed, the functionality of the service remains the same. DESCRIPTION
lists the host name of the Network Information System (NIS) server that supplies NIS services to a NIS client. It can also print the NIS server that is the master for mname. The mname can be either a mapname or a map nickname. A map nickname is a synonym by which a NIS map can be referenced. If invoked without arguments, prints the host name of the NIS server serving the local machine. If hostname is specified, that machine is queried to determine which NIS server it is using. Options recognizes the following command-line options and arguments: Specify a domain other than the one returned by domainname(1). Specify the version (n) of which is to be queried. Permitted values for n are 2 for V2 and 3 for V3. V3 is the default. Inhibit the translation of a map's nickname to its corresponding mapname. For example, fails because there is no map named whereas translates to This option is useful if a mapname is identical to a nickname (which is not true of any HP map). List the master NIS server for a map. No hostname can be specified with The mname can be a mapname or a map nickname. If mname is omitted, a complete list of available maps and the corresponding host names of the master NIS servers is produced. Display the nickname for each NIS map. WARNINGS
Starting with ONCplus version B.11.31.02, the NIS Version 1 protocol is no longer available. AUTHOR
was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc. SEE ALSO
domainname(1), ypserv(1M), ypset(1M), ypfiles(4). ypwhich(1)
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