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yppoll(8)							    yppoll(8)



NAME

  yppoll - determine which version of a	Network	Information Service (NIS) map
  is at	a master NIS server host

SYNOPSIS

  yppoll [-h host] [-d domain] mapname

OPTIONS

  -h host
      Ask the ypserv process at	host about the map parameters (order number
      and master server	for the	map).  If host is not specified, the NIS
      server for the local host	is used. That is, the default host is the one
      returned by ypwhich(1).

  -d domain
      Use domain instead of the	default	domain.

DESCRIPTION

  The yppoll command asks a ypserv process for the domain, order number, and
  master NIS server (also known	as map parameters) associated with the named
  map. If the server is	a v.1 NIS protocol server, yppoll uses the older pro-
  tocol	to communicate with ypserv and uses the	older diagnostic messages if
  a failure occurs.

SEE ALSO

  Commands: ypserv(8)

  Files: ypfiles(4)