Managing Network File Systems in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: July 2014

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. The specific order of the entries is not important.

Figure 2-4  Navigation Through the Master Map

image:This graphic shows what sort of information is used by the automount command to mount or unmount a file system.

This figure shows that automount compares entries in the master map with entries in the mount table to generate a current list.