autofs: Ignore a specific NIS map

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autofs: Ignore a specific NIS map


I have an issue with SuSE machines when trying to override the NIS map for home folders.

My /etc/auto.master contains the following:

/home yp auto.homehub

auto.homehub contains the NIS keys for all users home directories.
in auto.master there also is a auto.home which seems to override auto.homehub some times when rebooting, about half of the times.

Does anyone know if its possible to either ignore the auto.home in +auto.master NIS map or force auto.master to use auto.homehub for /home?

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AUTOFS(8)						      System Manager's Manual							 AUTOFS(8)

/etc/init.d/autofs - Control Script for automounter SYNOPSIS
/etc/init.d/autofs start|stop|restart|reload|status DESCRIPTION
autofs control the operation of the automount(8) daemons running on the Linux system. Usually autofs is invoked at system boot time with the start parameter and at shutdown time with the stop parameter. The autofs script can also manually be invoked by the system administra- tor to shut down, restart or reload the automounters. OPERATION
autofs will consult a configuration file /etc/auto.master (see auto.master(5)) by default to find mount points on the system. For each of those mount points automount(8) will mount and start a thread, with the appropriate parameters, to manage the mount point. /etc/init.d/autofs reload will check the current auto.master map against running daemons. It will kill those daemons whose entries have changed and then start daemons for new or changed entries. If a map is modified then the change will become effective immediately. If the auto.master map is modified then the autofs script must be rerun to activate the changes. /etc/init.d/autofs status will display the status of, automount(8), running or not. SEE ALSO
automount(8), autofs(5), auto.master(5). autofs_ldap_auth.conf(5) AUTHOR
This manual page was written by Christoph Lameter <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system. Edited by H. Peter Anvin <>. 9 Sep 1997 AUTOFS(8)