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Autofs NG

Autofs NG is a Linux automounter that is intended to be completely interoperable with autofs implementations on other Unix platforms. As such, it supports some features that the current Linux automounters do not. This includes direct mounts, /net (--hosts access), lazy mounting and unmounting of hierarchical multimounts, and browsing. Autofsng also supports the usual indirect map support available elsewhere. Maps are supported from flat files, executable maps, NIS maps, NIS+ maps, LDAP maps, and hesiod (DNS) filsys namespace.

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Recent releases

  •  14 Mar 2005 09:07

    Release Notes: This release fixed a couple bugs with working with the -hosts map and included fixes for problems with browsing when the automounter map used didn't exist. Several fixes were made to the init script. An RPM .spec file for building the userspace utilities is now included.

    •  10 Dec 2004 04:43

      Release Notes: This release brings a couple fixes, the most relevant being that automounting is now an interruptible process (you can now ctrl-c out of a hung automount). Several other bugs have also been squashed, including the expiry of huge (>1024 entries) multimounts and two kernel memory leaks related to browsing. As well, this release adds the capability of having more than one NFS mount use a single TCP/UDP stream, thereby getting rid of the 800 NFS mount limit many people run into.

      •  23 Nov 2004 09:19

        No changes have been submitted for this release.


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