[TriLUG] autofs directory within a directory
Joseph Mack NA3T
jmack at wm7d.net
Tue Sep 12 11:24:40 EDT 2006
On Tue, 12 Sep 2006, Matt Bidwell wrote:
> I've got what should be a very simple problem that I'm just not able to
> fix. I'm using autofs to mount a folder to the root file directory.
> Instead what I'm getting is that folder inside of the same folder on
> the root directory. So instead of having /<folder1>/content I
> get /<folder1>/<folder1>/content. The /<folder1> is a regular directory,
> meaning I did a mkdir which it is to my understanding is the
> proper way.
> Pertinent file info below, sanitized for your pleasure.
> /<folder1> /etc/auto.<folder1> --timeout=600 -g
> <folder1> <host>.local:/export2/<folder1>
this is a little too abstract for me.
(I'm using autofs v10.0 )
you can't autofs mount directly at /
here's my auto.master for nfs
a line from my auto.nfs, where snow is an nfs server
snow -fstype=nfs,soft / snow:/ /usr snow:/usr
When autofs fires up on your client machine, it will create
with size 0 (like /proc) (not size 1024)
I can then access the files in snow:/ and snow:/usr
by cd'ing (or ls'ing) /nfs/snow and /nfs/snow/usr
Of course you want snow to be in the root directory,
but autofs won't let you do this, so you go to
the top directory and do
ln -s nfs/snow snow
Note: once you have autofs started, you can't
list any files in / The process hangs, I don't
know why or what the cure is.
Joseph Mack NA3T EME(B,D), FM05lw North Carolina
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