AutoFS provides automounting of removable media or network shares when they are Removable media; NFS network mounts. Configure a basic automount function on your network file system with autofs. Automount mini−Howto. Rahul Sundaram, [email protected] v, −12− This file describes the autofs automounter, how to configure it, and .

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There are two ways available in linux by which we can mount the file system i. Here we are using Autofs to howwto the NFS exported shares automatically.

We can set time for after what time the filesystem unmount automatically once user stop using the mountpoint.

Before we start the configuration of Autofs we have to install required packages.

The main package we have to install is autofs. As we can see the autofs package installed successfully, we can confirm the autofs packages installation status by using below command.


Here we are going to use NFS exported shares with Autofs to automatically mount it. To check the NFS exports just run the below command. As we can see above we have two NFS exports i.

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Now create a directory for Autofs to mount the filesystems. Configuration Part are Highlighted in Blue Color.

As we can see above we able to access the Hpwto mount successfully. Refer the Output below. So this is how we can configure Autofs Automount in Linux, If you found this article useful then Please Like Us, Subscribe Us or If you have something to say then feel free to comment on the comment box below.

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