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ypwhich(1)						      General Commands Manual							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 services 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 specified 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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ypwhich(1)						      General Commands Manual							ypwhich(1)

NAME
ypwhich - return name of NIS server or map master SYNOPSIS
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 services 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 specified 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), ypset(8) AUTHOR
ypwhich is part of the yp-tools package, which was written by Thorsten Kukuk <kukuk@linux-nis.org>. YP Tools 2.12 April 2010 ypwhich(1)

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