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Automounter Product Support Document (PSD) (Doc ID 1004509.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 26, 2024

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 to 11.4 [Release 8.0 to 11.0]
All Platforms


This document contain general information about the Solaris automounter; it's configuration and operation.


Automounter basics are covered here - with some basic examples.


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In this Document
 1.0: About the Automounter
 2.0:  Troubleshooting the Automounter
 2.1: Testing NFS
 2.2: Turning on Automounter Debugging
 2.3: Testing New Maps
 3.0 Common HowTos
 3.1: How to Set Up a Solaris Automount Client Using Files
 3.2: How to Set Up a Solaris Automount Client Using Naming Services
 3.3: How to Modify Automount Maps Under NIS
 3.4: How to Create New NIS Automount Maps
  3.5: How to Modify Automount Maps Under NIS+
 3.6: How to Create New NIS+ Automount Maps
 3.7: How to Create and Modify Automount Maps under LDAP
 3.8: How to automount into an existing directory
 3.9: How to use CacheFS[TM] With the Automounter
 4.0: Some Frequently Asked Questions
 4.1: Miscellaneous Questions
 4.2: Automount Startup Errors
 4.3: Automount Runtime Errors
 4.4: /home Problems
 4.5: /net Questions
 4.6: How do I tell automount NOT to use a certain map
 4.7: I Can NFS Mount a Directory, but Automounter Can't!
 5.0: References
 5.1: Important Man Pages
 5.2: Solaris Documentation

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