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Old 03-01-2005, 04:36 PM   #1
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autofs with NIS

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 The contents of auto.master is:
/- /etc/ -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, /- 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)?

Alan Moser

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).

Alan Moser

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