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Old 09-18-2006, 12:37 PM   #1
sl4ckw4re
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autofs


Hi. From autofs's man page I get that it checks a configuration file located in /etc ( /etc/auto.master ) to find mountpoints etc... I've looked for that file and it doesn't exist... so looks like I don't need the autofs package and neither the autofs option in the kernel right ? Cause everything seems to work just fine. And another questions would be... what is autofs used for ? Mount local partitions or mount something over the network... if I remember correct I've heard or read somewhere about this but doesn't clear anything in the man page... Thanks in advance.
 
Old 09-18-2006, 01:51 PM   #2
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autofs is used to control the automounter daemon. If you don't use the automounter daemon, you don't need autofs.

The automounter daemon handles on-access mounting of disks (trying to read from the mount point will cause the disk to mount, as opposed to mounting it yourself).

See the automounter manpage.
 
  


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