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Managing Network File Systems in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: August 2021
 
 

Autofs Administration

The following table provides a description and a pointer to many of the tasks that are related to autofs.

Table 4  Tasks for Administering Autofs
Task
Description
For Instructions
Start and stop autofs
Start and stop the automount service without having to reboot the system
Configure your autofs environment through the autofs SMF parameters
Assign values to parameters in the SMF repository
Access file systems by using autofs
Access file systems by using the automount service
Modify the autofs master map
The master map is used to list other maps
Modify an autofs indirect map
An indirect map is used for most maps
Modify an autofs direct map
A direct map is used to establish a direct association between a mount point on a client and a server
Modify the autofs maps to access non-NFS file systems
Set up an autofs map with an entry for a CD-ROM application
Use /home maps
  • Set up a common /home map

  • Set up a /home map that refers to multiple file systems

Using a new autofs mount point
  • Set up a project-related autofs map

  • Set up an autofs map that supports different client architectures

  • Set up an autofs map that supports different operating systems

Replicate file systems with autofs
Provide access to file systems that fail over
Using security restrictions with autofs
Provide access to file systems while restricting remote root access to the files
Using a public file handle with autofs
Force use of the public file handle when mounting a file system
Using an NFS URL with autofs
Add an NFS URL so that the automounter can use it
Disable autofs browsability
  • Disable browsability so that autofs mount points are not automatically populated on a single client

  • Disable browsability so that autofs mount points are not automatically populated on all clients

  • Disable browsability so that a specific autofs mount point is not automatically populated on a client