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automountd(8) [freebsd man page]

AUTOMOUNTD(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 					     AUTOMOUNTD(8)

automountd -- daemon handling autofs mount requests SYNOPSIS
automountd [-D name=value] [-i] [-m maxproc] [-o options] [-d] [-v] DESCRIPTION
The automountd daemon is responsible for handling autofs(5) mount requests, parsing maps, and mounting filesystems they specify. On startup, automountd forks into background and waits for kernel requests. When a request is received, automountd forks a child process. The child process parses the appropriate map and mounts filesystems accordingly. Then it signals the kernel to release blocked processes that were waiting for the mount. -D Define a variable. -i For indirect mounts, only create subdirectories if there are no wildcard entries. Without -i, automountd creates all the subdirectories it can. Users may not realize that the wildcard map entry makes it possible to access directories that have not yet been created. -m maxproc Limit the number of forked automountd processes, and thus the number of mount requests being handled in parallel. The default is 30. -d Debug mode: increase verbosity and do not daemonize. -o options Specify mount options. Options specified here ill be overridden by options entered in maps or auto_master(5). -v Increase verbosity. EXIT STATUS
The automountd utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs. SEE ALSO
auto_master(5), autofs(5), automount(8), autounmountd(8) HISTORY
The automountd daemon appeared in FreeBSD 10.1. AUTHORS
The automountd was developed by Edward Tomasz Napierala <> under sponsorship from the FreeBSD Foundation. BSD
April 20, 2014 BSD

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automountd - autofs mount/unmount daemon SYNOPSIS
automountd [-Tvn] [-D name=value] automountd is an RPC server that answers file system mount and unmount requests from the autofs file system. It uses local files or name service maps to locate file systems to be mounted. These maps are described with the automount(1M) command. If automount finds any non-trivial entries in either the local or distributed automount maps and if the daemon is not running already, the automountd daemon is automatically invoked by automount(1M). automountd enables the svc:/network/nfs/nlockmgr service (lockd(1M)), and the svc:/network/nfs/status service (statd(1M)), if NFS mounts need to be done. At startup, the automountd daemon is invoked as is invoked as the system/filesystem/autofs:default service. See . The following options are supported: -D name=value Assign value to the indicated automount map substitution variable. These assignments cannot be used to substitute variables in the master map auto_master. -n Turn off browsing for all autofs mount points. This option overrides the -browse autofs map option on the local host. -T Trace. Expand each RPC call and display it on the standard output. -v Verbose. Log status messages to the console. USAGE
See largefile(5) for the description of the behavior of automountd when encountering files greater than or equal to 2 Gbyte ( 2**31 bytes). /etc/auto_master Master map for automounter. /etc/default/autofs Supplies default values for parameters for automount and automountd. See autofs(4). See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWcsu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ svcs(1), automount(1M), svcadm(1M), autofs(4), attributes(5), largefile(5), smf(5) The automountd service is managed by the service management facility, smf(5), under the service identifier: svc:/system/filesystem/autofs Administrative actions on this service, such as enabling, disabling, or requesting restart, can be performed using svcadm(1M). The ser- vice's status can be queried using svcs(1). If it is disabled, it is enabled by automount(1M) unless the application/auto_enable property is set to false. 3 Mar 2005 automountd(1M)

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