Subject: Re: replacing simple NFS mount with amd
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Zdenek Salvet <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/03/1995 08:50:52
Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> How do I replace a static NFS-mount with a automatic one done by amd
> (AutoMountDaemon)?

 You want direct filesystem; here is part of doc:

The direct filesystem is almost identical to the automount
filesystem.  Instead of appearing to be a directory of mount points, it
appears as a symbolic link to a mounted filesystem.  The mount is done
at the time the link is accessed.  Automount Filesystem for a
list of required options.

Direct automount points are created by specifying the direct
filesystem type on the command line:

amd ... /usr/man -type:=direct

where would contain an entry such as:

usr/man    -type:=nfs;rfs:=/usr/man \
           rhost:=man-server1  rhost:=man-server2

In this example, man-server1 and man-server2 are file
servers which export copies of the manual pages.  Note that the key
which is looked up is the name of the automount point without the
leading /.

Zdenek Salvet