ypwhich - return name of NIS server or map master


   ypwhich [ -d domain ] [ -Vn ] [ hostname ]
   ypwhich [ -d domain ] [ -t ] -m [ mname ]
   ypwhich -x


   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.


   -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), V3 is default. Use V2 for NIS clients  not
          supporting IPv6.


          map nickname translation table.


   domainname(8),    nicknames(5),    ypbind(8),   ypcat(1),   ypmatch(1),
   yppoll(8), ypserv(8), ypset(8)


   ypwhich is part of the yp-tools package, which was written by  Thorsten
   Kukuk <kukuk@linux-nis.org>.


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