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kernel-based automounter for Linux

Autofs controls the operation of the automount daemons. The automount daemons automatically mount filesystems when they are used and unmount them after a period of inactivity. This is done based on a set of pre-configured maps.

The kernel automounter implements an almost complete SunOS style automounter under Linux. A recent version of the kernel autofs4 module (builtin or separate) is required.

This is the autofs daemon.

Package version:5.0.7-3



Differences between version 4 and version 5.

- Master map is now read and parsed by the `automount' daemon
  - the parameters for the `automount' daemon are now very different.
    See automount(8).

- The master map default is "auto.master" and nsswitch is used to
  locate it. The line "+auto.master" has been added to the default
  installed "/etc/auto.master" to ensu


-*- text -*-

autofs is a kernel-based automounter for Linux.  It performs a job
similar to amd(8) but relies on a small stub of kernel code instead of
pretending to be an NFS server.  The result is simpler code, better
reliability, and much faster operation in the common case (everything
already mounted.)

An AMD/AutoFS HOWTO is available at:


Transitional 'autofs5' package would be safe to remove as long
as 'autofs' package is not marked as automatically installed.
To make sure 'autofs' will not be removed by 'apt-get autoremove'
use the following commands:

    sudo aptitude unmarkauto autofs
    sudo apt-mark manual autofs


Fri Jan 21 17:31:43 GMT 2000
Toby Jaffey <>
Added modules/mount_changer.c

I have an NE


Hi all,

Below is the contents of a mail from Mike Fleetwood which describes how
he managed to get 


Supported forms for mount paths are:

Normal single-host (these are unchanged)
<path> host:/path/pat


The functionality of converting map options to smbmnt arguments is now
handled by /bin/mount.smbfs, 


AUTO.MASTER(5)                                        AUTO.MASTER(5)

       auto.master - Ma

Browse inside autofs_5.0.7-3_armel.deb

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