analog of automount ?

sheldon newhouse (
Wed, 18 Jun 1997 16:26:46 -0400 (EDT)

I have been looking throughout the linux commands for an analog of
Solaris' autofs command. This is related to automountd which mounts and
unmounts NFS filesystems as needed. The good thing for me is that one
does not have to put up with long delays when booting a system which tries
to mount a filesystem from an NSF server which is down.

Is there an analog in Linux?