I'm trying to get autofs work with nfs shares with no luck.

I can mount them myself, but autofs do not work.


Used settings from that help.

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I have autofs mounting nfs shares using /net but not tried any other rules. So my auto.master looks like this:

# auto.master
/net    -hosts

I think autofs.conf and auto.net are default. Check auto.net is executable (chmod 755) as per the comment in that file. Restart the service, then

$ ls /net/<hostname>/

should list the exported areas for the host.

I'm pretty sure /net gets created when autofs starts, if not you can create it yourself with

$ sudo mkdir /net
$ sudo chmod 755  /net

and restart the service again.

  • Do you use NFS or NFSv4? I use NFSv4 and I don't understand why it won't work..
    – zjv
    Dec 12, 2017 at 19:40
  • Oh, I am using regular NFS defaults. Not tried v4. What do you have in your exports file on the server?
    – rdanter
    Dec 14, 2017 at 7:50
  • I use freebsd as my nfs server. % cat /etc/exports <br> V4: /shared <br> /shared
    – zjv
    Dec 14, 2017 at 12:27
  • Sorry, not sure what the answer is but if you are using the auto.nfs script then you can check if it sets the right options. I doubt it does though.
    – rdanter
    Dec 22, 2017 at 13:34

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