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AUTOMOUNTD(8)          DragonFly System Manager's Manual         AUTOMOUNTD(8)


automountd - daemon handling autofs mount requests


automountd [-D name=value] [-i] [-m maxproc] [-o options] [-d] [-v]


The automountd daemon is responsible for handling autofs(5) mount requests, parsing maps, and mounting filesystems they specify. On startup, automountd forks into background and waits for kernel requests. When a request is received, automountd forks a child process. The child process parses the appropriate map and mounts filesystems accordingly. Then it signals the kernel to release blocked processes that were waiting for the mount. -D Define a variable. -i For indirect mounts, only create subdirectories if there are no wildcard entries. Without -i, automountd creates all the subdirectories it can. Users may not realize that the wildcard map entry makes it possible to access directories that have not yet been created. -m maxproc Limit the number of forked automountd processes, and thus the number of mount requests being handled in parallel. The default is 30. -d Debug mode: increase verbosity and do not daemonize. -o options Specify mount options. Options specified here will be overridden by options entered in maps or auto_master(5). -T Increase verbosity. For compatibility with other implementations, such as OS X. -v Increase verbosity.


The automountd utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.


autofs(5), auto_master(5), hammer(5), automount(8), autounmountd(8)


The automountd daemon appeared in FreeBSD 10.1. The automountd daemon appeared in DragonFly 4.5.


The automountd was developed by Edward Tomasz Napierala <trasz@FreeBSD.org> under sponsorship from the FreeBSD Foundation. The automountd was ported to DragonFly by Tomohiro Kusumi <tkusumi@netbsd.org>. Donated to DragonFlyBSD by PeerCorps Trust Fund. DragonFly 5.7-DEVELOPMENT November 27, 2019 DragonFly 5.7-DEVELOPMENT

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