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YPWHICH(1) General Commands Manual YPWHICH(1)


ypwhichreturn hostname of YP server or map master


ypwhich [-t] [-d domain] [[-h] host]

ypwhich [-t] [-d domain] [-h host] -m [mname]

ypwhich -x


ypwhich tells which YP server supplies YP services to a client, or which is the master for a map. If invoked without arguments, it gives the YP server for the local machine. If host is specified, that machine is queried to find out which YP server it is using.
The options are as follows:
-d domain
Specify a domain other than the default domain.
-h host
Specify which host to query.
-m [mname]
Find the master YP server for the named map. The host to query, if non-default, must be specified using the -h option. mname can be a map name or nickname. If mname is omitted, ypwhich will produce a list of available maps.
Inhibit translation of map nicknames to their corresponding map names.
Display the map nickname table.


domainname(1), ypcat(1), ypmatch(1), yp(8), ypbind(8), yppoll(8), ypset(8)


Theo de Raadt
September 8, 2014 OpenBSD-current