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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>.