System Administration Guide, Volume 3


This daemon handles the mount and unmount requests from the autofs service. The syntax of the command is:

automountd [ -Tnv ] [ -D name=value ]

where -T selects to display each RPC call to standard output, -n disables browsing on all autofs nodes, -v selects to log all status messages to the console, and -D name=value substitutes value for the automount map variable indicated by name. The default value for the automount map is /etc/auto_master. Use the -T option for troubleshooting.