System Administration Guide: Network Services

ProcedureHow to Disable Autofs Browsability for All Clients

To disable browsability for all clients, you must employ a name service such as NIS or NIS+. Otherwise, you need to manually edit the automounter maps on each client. In this example, the browsability of the /home directory is disabled. You must follow this procedure for each indirect autofs node that needs to be disabled.

  1. Add the -nobrowse option to the /home entry in the name service auto_master file.

    /home     auto_home     -nobrowse
  2. Run the automount command on all clients.

    The new behavior becomes effective after you run the automount command on the client systems or after a reboot.

    # /usr/sbin/automount