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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>.