Introduction Automounting enables a system to automatically mount and unmount NFS resources wheneve they are accessed. The resource. NFS & AutoFS. Configuring NFS: NFS(Network File System): This file system is implemented by most unix type OS(SOLARIS/LINUX/FreeBSD). NFS seamlessly . Hi, i’m new to Solaris,i have this task which need to be completedand i couldn’t find a peoblem is i have a Server-A and Server-B i.

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The automounter mounts directories into a system based on a ruleset. When a request is made to access a file system at an autofs mount point, the following occurs: Indirect maps are easier to construct and less demanding on the computers’ file systems.

How Autofs Works Autofs is a client-side service that automatically mounts the ssolaris file system.

Configuring AutoFS in Solaris 10

The specific order of the entries is not important. View my complete profile. This keyword is the equivalent of the -n argument for automountd. Type of file system to be mounted. Access file systems by using autofs. Controls a client’s access to an NFS shared resource. Sun Feb 17 Posted by Joerg Moellenkamp in EnglishSolaris at If several servers that support the same protocol are on the local subnet, the time to connect to each server is determined and the fastest server is used.


Every Solaris installation comes with a master map: Next, the automounter counts the number of servers that run each version. Without this restriction, any user could have superuser privileges on any computer. Steps to disable browsability so that a specific autofs mount point is not automatically populated on a client.

You can modify autofs maps at any time. Accessing Network File Systems Reference. The list is divided into two parts:. Note – Users should not be permitted to run setuid executables from their home directories. The client side service uses the automount command, the on file system and automountd daemon to automatically mount file systems on demand. You Might Also Like Solaris.

If the file system is busy, the unmount fails and the trigger nodes are reinstalled. Name Service Method Local files.

Task Map for Autofs Administration. Do not edit this file. Note – Use indirect maps whenever possible. Describes the shared file resource. Error Messages Generated by automount -v.

How to enable/disable automount debugging in solaris 10 and solaris 11

You can set up the automounter maps in several ways. If the NFS server does not support a public file handle, the mount fails. Network File System Administration Tasks.


After initially mounting autofs mounts, the automount command is used to update autofs mounts as necessary. For example, if version 4 servers are more abundant, version 4 becomes the protocol that is used by default.

Solaris 10 Basic Concepts: NFS & AutoFS

The “server not responding” error Cause: Autofs sends a message to the automountd for the requested file system to be mounted. The default is rw. Note – No weighting and no proximity checks are performed with manual mounts. Less known Solaris Features The nfs client daemons are: A file system mounted with the hard option prints a autots message and continues to try to process the request. The server is not oslaris the mountd daemon Resolution: