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 automountd(1M)                                               automountd(1M)

 NAME    [Toc]    [Back]
      automountd - autofs mount/unmount daemon

 SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]
      automountd[-TvnL] [-D name=value]

 DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]
      automountd is an RPC server that answers file system mount and unmount
      requests from the autofs filesystem.  It uses local files or name
      service maps to locate filesystems to be mounted.  These maps are
      described with the automount command (see automount(1M)).

      The automountd daemon is automatically invoked if the AUTOFS variable
      is set to 1 in /etc/rc.config.d/nfsconf.

    Options    [Toc]    [Back]
      -T                Trace.  Expand each RPC call and display it to

      -v                Verbose.  Log status messages to

      -n                Turn off browsing for all autofs mount points.  This
                        option overrides the -browse autofs map option on
                        the local host.

      -L                Force all mounts to the local host to be NFS mounts
                        instead of the default LOFS mounts.  This is
                        necessary for highly available NFS mounts.

      -D name=value     Assign value to the indicated automount map
                        substitution variable.  These assignments cannot be
                        used to substitute variables in the master map

    Tracing    [Toc]    [Back]
      While automountd is running, the signal SIGUSR2 can be sent to
      automountd to turn tracing on. It logs messages in
      /var/adm/automount.log.  To turn tracing off, send the signal SIGUSR2

 RETURN VALUE    [Toc]    [Back]
      automountd returns:

           0 successful

           1 failure

 EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]
      To turn on tracing, enter:

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 automountd(1M)                                               automountd(1M)

           /usr/sbin/automountd -T


           automountd -T

      No messages are displayed by the trace.  Check the results in

 WARNINGS    [Toc]    [Back]
      Any filesystems that are being managed by autofs should never be
      manually mounted or unmounted.  Even if the mount or unmount operation
      appears to complete successfully, the resulting change of state to the
      autofs managed filesystem can lead to disruptive or unpredictable
      results, including but not limited to: commands hanging or not
      returning expected results, and applications failing due to their
      dependencies on those mounted filesystems.  A reboot may be necessary
      to resolve these issues.

 AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]
      automountd was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

 FILES    [Toc]    [Back]
      /etc/auto_master                     master map for automounter
      /var/adm/automount.log               log file for automountd
      /usr/sbin/automountd                 autofs daemon

 SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

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