[Samba] Automounting

Noel Kelly nkelly at citrusnetworks.net
Tue Jan 28 19:04:38 GMT 2003

Your automount setup looks fine to me.  I was comparing it to my working one
here and cannot see any difference except I use IP addresses in my target
share names:

[root at medulla /root]# cat /etc/auto.master
# $Id: auto.master,v 1.2 1997/10/06 21:52:03 hpa Exp $
# Sample auto.master file
# Format of this file:
# mountpoint map options
# For details of the format look at autofs(8).
/ukfax  /etc/auto.ukfax         --timeout=60
/cortex /etc/auto.cortex        --timeout=60

[root at medulla /root]# cat /etc/auto.cortex
# $Id: auto.misc,v 1.2 1997/10/06 21:52:04 hpa Exp $
# This is an automounter map and it has the following format
# key [ -mount-options-separated-by-comma ] location
# Details may be found in the autofs(5) manpage

backups         -fstype=smbfs,username=medulla,password=medulla
docs            -fstype=smbfs,username=medulla,password=medulla

If I then do an 'ls /cortex/docs' the share is automounted and I see the
dir-isting from the NT server.  You are triggering the automount by
attempting access on the mount point?


-----Original Message-----
From: Johan Svedberg [mailto:winkle at acc.umu.se]
Sent: 28 January 2003 18:03
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Automounting

Hi, all!

I'm having some problems automounting Windows shares from my Debian
GNU/Linux system. However, doing it manually with

    mount -t smbfs -o username=Johan,password=foobar //nisse/C

works flawless.

I'm totaly new with autofs so I don't know if I'm my setup is right, but
this is what I've done;


    /var/autofs/nisse       /etc/auto.nisse


    nisse   -fstype=smbfs,username=Johan,password=foobar    ://nisse/C

I don't know if it's useful but this is what I see in syslog:

    Jan 28 18:17:30 bettan automount[218]: starting automounter version
    4.0.0, path = /var/autofs/nisse, maptype = file, mapname =
    Jan 28 18:17:30 bettan automount[218]: Map argc = 1
    Jan 28 18:17:30 bettan automount[218]: Map argv[0] = /etc/auto.nisse
    Jan 28 18:17:30 bettan automount[218]: mount(bind): bind_works = 1

What am I missing here? :)

PS. Please Cc me since I'm not subscribed. Thanks.


Johan Svedberg, winkle at acc.umu.se, http://www.acc.umu.se/~winkle
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