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Old 01-30-2003, 04:23 PM   #1
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Angry NFS mounting problem

I have the following machine setup;
Server Solaris 2.8
Client Redhat 8.0
mkdir /direct

The following command works fine

mount -t nfs -w server:/apps/links /direct/soft

I want to use automount instead. I have edited /etc/auto.master to have the following;

/direct auto.test

I have edited /etc/auto.test to have the following;

soft server:/apps/links

The following command appears to run with no errors but /direct/soft does not exist

[root@life etc]# init.d/autofs reload
Checking for changes to /etc/auto.master ....
Start /usr/sbin/automount /direct /etc/auto.test

I have also tried creating /direct/soft to no avail.

Any ideas?
Old 02-07-2003, 04:00 AM   #2
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I've never played with the automounter but why are your using it? Unless you're on a very large distributed network you're going to introduce more of an overhead mounting/unmounting your filesystems than just leaving them connected.


Old 02-07-2003, 06:23 PM   #3
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have you tried:

server:/apps/links /direct/soft nfs defaults 1 0


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