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.
AutofsNG was originally developed at Sun Microsystems, but has been cancelled as a project. Fortunately, it has been released as GPL, so I am continuing it's development in my spare time.
What's New in This Release:
· Initscript fixup for path to /proc/mounts
· We no longer update /etc/mtab because the kernel does all unmounting. Current recommendation is to symlink /proc/mounts to /etc/mtab if you want to see the what is actually mounted with calling mount
· Fixed SuSE/LSB initscript issue where ypbind wasn't neccesarily started before autofsng.
· Added an RPM .spec file to the tree.
· Fixed initscript install
· Fixed possible crash when using the -hosts map.
· Redimentary mount option translation. Currently translates the common Solaris NFS mount options to Linux specific ones. Hard-coded.
· Initscript fixups for unknown systems (Debian in particular)
· Fixed a bug where the -hosts map would return duplicate map offsets, which is a semantic error for usual entries.