dave t d_dave at
Tue Mar 28 19:36:52 GMT 2006

i just loaded another box using RHEL version 4, as opposed to version 3, and 
automounting the nis+ automount NFS shares just fine. the configuration for 
nis+ is exactly the same on both machines. I need to get autofs working with 
version 3.

Linux venice 2.6.9-5.ELsmp #1 SMP Wed Jan 5 19:29:47 EST 2005 x86_64 x86_64 
x86_64 GNU/Linux

[david at venice]/etc/init.d: ./autofs status
Configured Mount Points:
/usr/sbin/automount --timeout=300 /net nisplus auto_net
/usr/sbin/automount --timeout=300 /home nisplus auto_home

Active Mount Points:
/usr/sbin/automount --timeout=300 /net nisplus auto_net
/usr/sbin/automount --timeout=300 /home nisplus auto_home

[david at venice]/etc: cat auto.master
/net   nisplus:auto_net        --timeout=300
/home  nisplus:auto_home       --timeout=300

>From: "dave t" <d_dave at>
>To: linux-nisplus at
>Subject: auto_home
>Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 00:21:14 +0000
>Mounting home directories via nis+ doesnt work. Its worked on other 
>machines in the past. Any ideas?
>-bash-2.05b$ cat /etc/auto.master
>/home  nisplus:auto_home       --timeout=300
>/net   nisplus:auto_net        --timeout=60
>-bash-2.05b$ uname -a
>Linux westwood 2.4.21-40.EL #1 SMP Thu Feb 2 22:14:00 EST 2006 x86_64 
>x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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