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Managing Network File Systems in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: August 2021

How to Modify Direct Maps

  1. Log in as a user who has permissions to change the maps.
  2. Make your changes to the direct map.

    The specific steps needed to change the map depends on the name service that you are using.

  3. Notify your users of the changes.

    Notification is required so that the users can run the automount command as superuser on their own systems, if necessary.

    Note -  If you only modify or change the contents of an existing direct map entry, you do not need to run the automount command.

    For example, suppose you modify the auto_direct map so that the /usr/src directory is now mounted from a different server. If /usr/src is not mounted at this time, the new entry becomes effective immediately when you try to access /usr/src. If /usr/src is mounted now, you can wait until the auto-unmounting occurs, then access the file.