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Old 07-31-2010, 12:14 AM   #1
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Linux Autofs

hi all

can anybody tell the basic difference in direct and indirect

map in autofs?

pls guide me with a good example
Old 07-31-2010, 09:21 AM   #2
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An indirect mount is essentially a directory with automounts underneath it.

so... if /etc/auto.master has:

/misc auto.misc

That's an indirect mount where auto.misc hold the info about the mounts to go under /misc. For
example, auto.misc might have:

fred fred:/export

Which means that access /misc/fred on the system running the automount will mount the NFS /export area off of fred and mount it to /misc/fred

A direct mount means something like the following it /etc/auto.master:

/misc fred:/export

Which means /misc mounts export via NFS... no indirect directory above the automount point.

Support for direct mounts is relatively new (relatively being relative). So if you have a mix of new and old linux, you may be forced to just use indirect maps.
Old 07-31-2010, 06:36 PM   #3
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this sounds like your home work
if so we will not do it for you .
?? what have YOU done to find out this ???
where have you looked ?
what have you read ?
and what do you NOT understand.



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