System Administration Guide: Network Services

How Autofs Starts the Navigation Process (Master Map)

The automount command reads the master map at system startup. Each entry in the master map is a direct map name or an indirect map name, its path, and its mount options, as shown in Figure 6–4. The specific order of the entries is not important. automount compares entries in the master map with entries in the mount table to generate a current list.

Figure 6–4 Navigation Through the Master Map

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