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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 2.9			   May 1998			    ypwhich(1)
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