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NAME

       /var/yp/nicknames - nickname translation table for NIS maps

DESCRIPTION

       nicknames  contains  a  list of aliases and the corresponding NIS maps.
       There is one entry per line. The default nicknames table looks like:

              passwd                   passwd.byname
              group                    group.byname
              networks                 networks.byaddr
              hosts                    hosts.byname
              protocols                protocols.bynumber
              services                 services.byname
              aliases                  mail.aliases
              ethers                   ethers.byname

SEE ALSO

       ypcat(1), ypmatch(1), ypserv(8), ypwhich(1)

AUTHOR

       The  yp-tools  package  was  written  by  Thorsten  Kukuk
       <kukuk@suse.de>.