Samba vs Sun automounter

David Collier-Brown davecb at
Mon Mar 13 14:32:45 GMT 2000

  A moderately-frequently asked question is "why do automounted
directories in shares disappear?"
  The old answers were:
	1) they timed out and auto-un-mounted, and
	2) you shouldn't re-export NFS-imported stuff anyway.

  A new answer (0) was just suggested by a Sun techie: add
a "browse" option to the automounter map entry, to make
them appear even when they're not mounted.

  Could someone with appropriate permissions add this to
the FAQ?

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