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Solaris™ 8 Advanced System Administrator's Guide, Third Edition by Janice Winsor

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Components of the Automounter

The automounter uses the following three components.

  • The automount command— Installs autofs mount points and associates an automount map with each mount point.

  • The autofs file system— Monitors attempts to access directories within the file system and notifies the automountd daemon.

  • The automountd daemon— An RPC server that answers file system mount and unmount requests from autofs.

The automount Command

The automount command is called at system startup by the /etc/init.d/autofs script. (This script also starts the automountd daemon.) The automount command reads the auto_master map file to create the initial set of ...

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