autofs not workung for me

Michael Vaknine michaelv at
Tue Jan 31 06:42:13 UTC 2012



Thanks for your response.

I have no problem accessing this export from the server when I put it on
fstab and mount it norrmaly from this server and others.

I am missing something on the autofs configuration.





From: ubuntu-users-bounces at
[mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Joseph Loo
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2012 8:11 PM
To: Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions
Subject: Re: autofs not workung for me


On 01/30/2012 02:00 AM, Michael Vaknine wrote: 



I am trying to use autofs and it is not working for me.

I have a very simple configuration





# Sample auto.master file

# This is an automounter map and it has the following format

# key [ -mount-options-separated-by-comma ] location

# For details of the format look at autofs(5).


#/misc  /etc/auto.misc


# NOTE: mounts done from a hosts map will be mounted with the

#       "nosuid" and "nodev" options unless the "suid" and "dev"

#       options are explicitly given.


#/net   -hosts


# Include central master map if it can be found using

# nsswitch sources.


# Note that if there are entries for /net or /misc (as

# above) in the included master map any keys that are the

# same will not be seen as the first read key seen takes

# precedence.



/home/lookin2/filestore   /etc/auto.filestore



/home/lookin2/filestore -fstype=nfs


When I run automount -f -v I get 


Starting automounter version 5.0.4, master map /etc/auto.master

using kernel protocol version 5.01

mounted indirect on /home/lookin2/filestore with timeout 300, freq 75


the folder filestore is created but it is not mounted it remains empty no
mather what I do.


Any help will be aprichiated.





I assume you did ls /home/lookin2/filestore
Did you do a exportfs (I think that is the correct command)?
You need to make sure that the exported file system can be read by your

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