YPPOLL(8) System Manager's Manual YPPOLL(8)
yppoll - version of NIS map at NIS server
/usr/etc/yp/yppoll [ -h host ] [ -d domain ] mapname
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.
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
Use domain instead of the default domain.
ypfiles(5), ypserv(8), ypwhich(8)
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)