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YPPOLL(8)                   System Manager's Manual                  YPPOLL(8)



NAME
       yppoll - version of NIS map at NIS server

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/etc/yp/yppoll [ -h host ] [ -d domain ] mapname

DESCRIPTION
       yppoll  asks  a  ypserv(8)  process what the order number is, and which
       host is the Network Information Service (NIS)  master  server  for  the
       named map.  If the server is a v.1 NIS protocol server, yppoll uses the
       older protocol to communicate with it.  In this case, it also uses  the
       older diagnostic messages in case of failure.

OPTIONS
       -h host
              Ask  the  ypserv  process  at host about the map parameters.  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(8).

       -d domain
              Use domain instead of the default domain.

SEE ALSO
       ypfiles(5), ypserv(8), ypwhich(8)

NOTES
       The Network Information Service (NIS) was formerly known as Sun  Yellow
       Pages  (YP).   The  functionality of the two remains the same; only the
       name has changed.  The name Yellow Pages is a registered  trademark  in
       the  United  Kingdom  of British Telecommunications plc, and may not be
       used without permission.




                               14 December 1987                      YPPOLL(8)