AUTOMOUNTD(1M) Maintenance Commands AUTOMOUNTD(1M)


automountd - autofs mount/unmount daemon


automountd [-nTv] [-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.


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.


See largefile(5) for the description of the behavior of automountd when
encountering files greater than or equal to 2 Gbyte (2^31 bytes).


Master map for automounter.


svcs(1), automount(1M), svcadm(1M), autofs(4), attributes(5), largefile(5),


The automountd service is managed by the service management facility,
smf(5), under the service identifier:


Administrative actions on this service, such as enabling, disabling, or
requesting restart, can be performed using svcadm(1M). The service'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.

illumos March 1, 2016 illumos