AutoFS is a software application that allows file systems to be automatically mounted and unmounted on demand.

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Autofs home directories with passwordless logins

I want a setup where a user home directory is mounted on login (autofs). This is working with password based authentication. However, I want passwordless authentication, by generating public keys. ...
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Linux: difference between using autofs with NFS and just using fstab

What is the difference between using auto.master and having autofs automount your NFS mountpoints versus just putting the info in fstab? Linux Red-Hat 5/6
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The importance of the order in domain controler names for setting an LDAP server, is there any reason?

I wonder if there is any reason to speficically put the domain controlers in the proper order, when configurung a LDAP server using autofs. For example if specify on a RedHat/CentOS the dc domain ...
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autofs error - “No such file or directory”

I am trying to link a remote RHEL machine to our network. I can now ssh between the machines using fixed NAT addresses. I have copied the /etc/auto.misc, /etc/auto.master and /etc/exports files from ...
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Cannot stop autofs on FC19

I'd like to temporarily disable autofs on my fedora 19 x86 install. I would like to insert USB drives without them auto-mounting. Typing: service autofs stop Returns: Redirecting to ...
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Issues accessing CIFS share directories

Disclaimer 1: Crossposted from Serverfault because there was no activity over there. Disclaimer 2: This question is similar to Automounting not working correctly for CIFS shares; weird results but ...
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What process is accessing a mounted filesystem sporadically?

I have a Solaris 10 server with autofs-mounted home dirs. On one server they are not unmounted after the 10 min timeout period. We've got AUTOMOUNT_TIMEOUT=600 in /etc/default/autofs, I ran automount ...
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Can AutoFS keep a share permanently mounted on Solaris?

I have a share mounted on an Oracle Solaris application server that read/writes data onto the share periodically. I have automounted it with a timeout of over several minutes but is there a way to ...
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In what situation would it be more beneficial to use AutoFS over vfstab for shares dedicated to just one server?

Consider an environment of three Solaris servers (Server1-3): Where Server1-3 all share a mount nas-server.company.com:/vol/appls-backup, for storing backups and recovery related files at periodic ...
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wheezy: nis/autofs doesn't work

I have a few computers with debian lenny on them. One of them has a nis server: 193.167.1.75 I can automount my home directory when I log in: >ssh 193.167.1.80 -l myuser >pwd /home/nis/myuser ...
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Autofs home folders from solaris 11

I'm having trouble since 2 days with autofs. I have a Solaris 11 Server. There I share the folder /export/home with the following command: share -o rw -d „Freigabe von /export/home“ /export/home My ...
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autofs mounts not disconnecting after inactive

I have autofs installed on several linux servers that are connecting to central NFS server for the users /home directories. It works great when mounting the directories on login, but the mounts never ...
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Using autofs to mount under each users' home directory

(crosspost from SF, where I wasn't getting much joy) I have a CentOS 6.2 box up and running and have configured autofs to automount Windows shares under a /mydomain folder, using various howtos on ...
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Is autofs the only open-source choice for mounting nfs and/or cifs

I've been using autofs for a number of years and was wondering if there is an alternative to autofs that would handle cifs/smb shares in a more interactive way? When I say more interactive I'm mostly ...
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autofs with sshfs not working anymore

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10. Before that I backed up my autofs config which worked fine. I appended the line from my old /etc/auto.master to the new one: +dir:/etc/auto.master.d ...
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Automount not equivelent to mount?

I'm struggling to get automount to work as desired. If I run the following: sudo mount -t nfs server:/path/to/share /path/to/mount_point I get the mount appearing fine. However, if I add the ...
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Howto configure autofs to work with usbsticks formatted with differend filesystems

I have some USB-sticks using fat32 as filesystem and others using ext4. Now I want to configure autofs to mount the sticks automatically. To make sure that the user can write to fat32 sticks I use ...
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Autofs doesn't mount shares on startup

I am using OpenSuSE 12.1 with homes shared through LDAP and NFS. ldap stores the maps. My problem is I can't have the shares mounted on boot. It's only working when restarting the autofs service ...
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How Do I use autofs to map a USB drive by its ID?

Goal I have a USB drive -- let's say the drive's ID is /dev/disk/by-id/thediskid I would like to mount the drive -- by ID -- to a folder (let's call it /MOUNT_FOLDER) Question What is the best ...
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nis and autofs manual restart after a reboot

I have a minor inconvenience involving NIS and autofs. I pull my home directory from an NFS server. It all works fine, except that I have to manually restart nis and autofs after each reboot. So after ...
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automount nfs: autofs timeout settings for unreliable servers - how to avoid hangup?

I'm running a small server for our flat share. It's mostly a file server with some additional services. The clients are Linux machines (mostly Ubuntu, but some others Distros too) and some Mac(-Book)s ...
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Automounting USB sticks on Debian

I'm running Debian Squeeze on a plug computer (so SSH only, no GUI) and what I'm trying to do is get it so that when a USB stick is plugged in, it gets automatically mounted. What I've done is ...
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Comprehensive /etc/auto.disks script for autofs that takes into consideration all mounted disks, including NTFS and FAT32?

Does anyone have a more comprehensive /etc/auto.disks script for autofs that takes into consideration all mounted disks, even NTFS, FAT32? So all that's needed to mount any attached drive is ls ...
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Automounting not working correctly for CIFS shares; weird results

I followed the guide on this page to get samba shares working via autofs: http://www.howtoforge.com/accessing_windows_or_samba_shares_using_autofs Servers and Configuration My Samba server (remote) ...
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Automount lookup failed. How to determine what is trying to access the file?

Is there a way to find out what is trying to mount this file? Jul 13 14:27:24 myhost automount[13527]: lookup(file): lookup for tmp_dir failed Something is looking for "tmp_dir", and I've ...
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Suggestions needed for udev, udisks, autofs, notification setup for a complete automounting solution on Linux

Continuing on Automounting plugged devices in linux, which left things a bit basic. Running Gentoo, I'm automounting a combination of local and network devices on my laptop with autofs-5.0.4-r5. Doing ...
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Disable /net ghosting for autofs5

I recently have been trying out Arch Linux. It seems that their autofs has a usability bug, although I confess that I'm new enough to Arch that I may be missing something horribly obvious. I want ...
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NIS and autofs error

I am trying to share the home directory of a NIS user using NFS and autofs. During testing, I get the following error message: Could not chdir to home directory /home/guest/nis1: Permission denied ...