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ypxfrget a NIS map from NIS server


ypxfr [-cf] [-C tid prog ipadd port] [-d domain] [-h host] [-s domain] mapname


ypxfr is the utility in NIS that transfers maps to the local host.

The options are as follows:

Don't send a "Clear current map" to local ypserv process. Useful if ypserv isn't running locally to avoid timeout message.
-C tid prog ipadd port
This option is only used by ypserv. This is to open communication with yppush on another host.
-d domain
Don't use default domain, use the specified domain.
Force map transfer, even if the master's version is older than the local copy.
-h host
Get map from host instead of the maps master host.
-s domain
Specify a source domain other than the target domain.


Mats O Jansson <>
April 26, 2011 NetBSD 7.0