I am running 2.4.18-3 and 2.4.21-4 kernels. I have an AIX server as NIS master server. I am mounting user directories with auto.user1.
I need to mount with auto.direct. The contents of auto.master is:
/- /etc/auto.direct -intr
/user1 /etc/auto.user1 -intr
The passwd file has /user1/<user_login> as home directory on NIS master.
On the Linux client I can get the user1 directory mounted but when I move
the user account to the auto.direct, /- is mounted on the Linux client and
I get an error message that user directory is not mounted
(i.e. /user1_12/amose is not mounted).
Any ideas to get the automounter to work like the other NIS clients (AIX and Solaris)?
After plenty of views and no replies, the answer is:
Direct maps are not supported in autofs V3 or V4. According to the bugzilla notes on autofs, this won't be supported until V5 (if then).