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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

ypwhich(1)

Name

ypwhich - return name of NIS server or map master

Synopsis

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

Description

ypwhich returns the name of the NIS server that supplies the NIS name 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.

Refer to ypfiles(5) for an overview of the NIS name services.

Options

–d domain

Use domain instead of 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 –m. mname can be a mapname, or a nickname for a map. When mname is omitted, produce a list of available maps.

–x

Display the map nickname translation table.

−Vn

Version of ypbind, V3 is default.

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Availability
system/network/nis

See Also

ypfiles(5), attributes(7)