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

NAME
     automountd - daemon handling autofs mount requests

SYNOPSIS
     automountd [-div] [-D name=value] [-m maxproc] [-o options]

DESCRIPTION
     The automountd daemon is responsible for handling autofs(5) mount
     requests, parsing maps, and mounting file systems 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 file systems accordingly.
     Then it signals the kernel to release blocked processes that were waiting
     for the mount.

     -D     Define a variable.

     -d     Debug mode: increase verbosity and do not daemonize.

     -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.

     -o options
            Specify mount options.  Options specified here will be overridden
            by options entered in maps or auto_master(5).

     -v     Increase verbosity.

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

SEE ALSO
     auto_master(5), autofs(5), automount(8), autounmountd(8)

HISTORY
     The automountd daemon appeared in FreeBSD 10.1.  The automountd daemon
     appeared in DragonFly 4.5.  The automountd command appeared in
     NetBSD 9.0.

AUTHORS
     The automountd was developed by Edward Tomasz Napierala
     <trasz@FreeBSD.org> under sponsorship from the FreeBSD Foundation.

     automountd was ported to DragonFly and NetBSD by Tomohiro Kusumi
     <kusumi.tomohiro@gmail.com>.

NetBSD 8.99.34                 November 25, 2017                NetBSD 8.99.34