Re: autofs help

H. Peter Anvin (
17 Apr 1997 17:45:07 GMT

Followup to: <>
By author: "B. James Phillippe" <bryan@Terran.ORG>
In newsgroup:
> I'd like to start using (and testing) the autofs feature of the
> new 2.1 kernels. I built my kernel (2.1.35) with module support for autofs,
> and got the autofs tools from The one problem I'm
> having, is ... how do you use it? I closely examined the rc.automount
> example script (for starting it), and it made perfect sense. But the
> options "dir" "map_type" and "[args]" that automount expects are unclear
> to me. I don't need hand-holding, but a sample script (with comments :)
> would be very much appreciated. I'm a veteran of amd and would to love to
> kick it the hell off my hard drive (at work too; it sucks like nobody's
> business).

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