System Administration Guide: Network Services

Mounting With the Automounter

Task Overview for Autofs Administration includes the specific instructions for establishing and supporting mounts with the automounter. Without any changes to the generic system, clients should be able to access remote file systems through the /net mount point. To mount the /export/share/local file system from the previous example, type the following:

% cd /net/bee/export/share/local

Because the automounter allows all users to mount file systems, root access is not required. The automounter also provides for automatic unmounting of file systems, so you do not need to unmount file systems after you are finished.