Solaris 10 What's New

New Configuration File for the Autofs Environment

This feature is new in the Software Express pilot program. This feature is included in the Solaris 10 3/05 release.

The new configuration file for your autofs environment, /etc/default/autofs, provides an additional way to configure your autofs commands and autofs daemons. Now, the same specifications that you would make on the command line can be made in this new configuration file. However, unlike the specifications you would make on the command line, this file preserves your specifications, even during upgrades to your operating system. Additionally, you no longer are required to update critical startup files to ensure that the existing behavior of your autofs environment is preserved.

You can make your specifications by using the following keywords:

For more information, refer to the automount(1M) and the automountd(1M) man pages.

For further information, see the System Administration Guide: Network Services.