automountd — autofs mount/unmount daemon
server that answers file system mount and unmount requests
It uses local files or name service maps to locate filesystems
to be mounted.
These maps are described with the
daemon is automatically invoked if the
variable is set to 1 in
Trace. Expand each
call and display it to
Verbose. Log status messages to
Turn off browsing for all
This option overrides the
map option on the local host.
Force all mounts to the local host to be NFS mounts instead of
the default LOFS mounts.
This is necessary for highly available NFS mounts.
- -D name=value
to the indicated
map substitution variable.
These assignments cannot be used to substitute variables
in the master map
is running, the signal
can be sent to
to turn tracing on. It logs messages in
To turn tracing off, send the signal
To turn on tracing, enter:
No messages are displayed by the trace.
Check the results in
Any filesystems that are being
should never be manually mounted
or unmounted. Even if the mount or unmount operation appears
to complete successfully, the resulting change of state to the
managed filesystem can lead to disruptive or unpredictable
results, including but not limited to: commands
hanging or not returning expected results, and applications
failing due to their dependencies on those mounted filesystems.
A reboot may be necessary to resolve these issues.
was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
master map for automounter
log file for automountd