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ypwhich - return name of NIS server or map master
ypwhich [ -d domain ] [ -Vn ] [ hostname ]
ypwhich [ -d domain ] [ -t ] -m [ mname ]
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.
Specify a domain other than the default domain.
-t This option inhibits map nickname translation.
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.
map nickname translation table.
domainname(8), nicknames(5), ypbind(8), ypcat(1), ypmatch(1), yppoll(8), ypserv(8),
ypwhich is part of the yp-tools package, which was written by Thorsten Kukuk
YP Tools 2.7 May 1998 ypwhich(1)
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