There is a client-side service called
autofs that acts as an auto-mount service for both local and remote filesystems. This works with a kernel module and the user space service; as you enter a directory, the mount is created automatically. The
autofs package needs to be installed along with the
nfs-utils package if NFS mounts are to be made. The auto-mounting feature can work with other remote filesystems, not just NFS. To install
autofs, use the following command:
$ sudo yum install -y autofs
With this installed, the default behavior is to use the
/net directory point for the network hosts. We can then access shares or exports on any host that we have access to, and enter a directory that matches the server name ...