Search the FAQ Archives

3 - A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M
N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z
faqs.org - Internet FAQ Archives

comp.sys.hp.hpux FAQ
Section - 5.7.16 What is the difference between automount and AutoFS?

( Single Page )
[ Usenet FAQs | Web FAQs | Documents | RFC Index | Schools ]


Top Document: comp.sys.hp.hpux FAQ
Previous Document: 5.7.15 What version of NFS comes with HPUX?
Next Document: 5.7.17 Can I configure multiple network interfaces on the same subnet?
See reader questions & answers on this topic! - Help others by sharing your knowledge

There are two versions of the Automounter available:

  o automount:  Also called the "legacy" or "user space" automounter,
                ported from SunOS 4.X.  The legacy automounter supports
                NFS Version 2 over UDP ONLY (even on 11.x).  When it
                runs, you see a process named "automount" running.

  o AutoFS:  This is an older version of the Solaris AutoFS automounter.
             The AutoFS automounter supports NFS Version 2 and 3 over UDP
             and TCP.  When it runs, you see a process named "automountd"
             running, and a kernel helper process called "autofs_proc".
             The "automount" command is used to re-read and update the
             AutoFS configuration.  AutoFS is only available on 10.20 NFS
             patch versions since 1999.  It is available on all 11.x NFS
             patch levels.

The /etc/rc.config.d/nfsconf variable AUTOFS controls if the legacy
automounter is used (AUTOFS=0), or if the AutoFS is used (AUTOFS=1).  You
cannot run both versions simultaneously on the same host.  You can change
between the versions by stopping the nfs.client service, updating
nfsconf, and then restarting the nfs.client service.

User Contributions:

Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic:

CAPTCHA




Top Document: comp.sys.hp.hpux FAQ
Previous Document: 5.7.15 What version of NFS comes with HPUX?
Next Document: 5.7.17 Can I configure multiple network interfaces on the same subnet?

Single Page

[ Usenet FAQs | Web FAQs | Documents | RFC Index ]

Send corrections/additions to the FAQ Maintainer:
hpux.faq@gmail.com





Last Update March 27 2014 @ 02:11 PM