autofs: kernel-assisted automounter

H. Peter Anvin (
2 Apr 1997 19:36:48 GMT

I have made a test release of autofs, a kernel-assisted automounter
for Linux. Currently it only supports YP (NIS) maps; I'm planning to
add support for a few more kinds of maps Really Soon Now[TM]. Expect
the versions to change quickly as the code stabilizes.

The distribution is at:

... and includes the user-space code as well as kernel diffs for the
2.0.29 and 2.1.30 kernels. Kernel 2.1.31 will have autofs integrated,
as soon as Linus releases it.


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