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 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 omit-
              ted, 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@vt.uni-paderborn.de>.

YP Tools 2.2                 May 1998                           1