AUTOMOUNTD(8)           NetBSD System Manager's Manual           AUTOMOUNTD(8)

NAME
     automountd -- daemon handling autofs mount requests

SYNOPSIS
     automountd [-div] [-D name=value] [-m maxproc] [-o options]

DESCRIPTION
     The automountd daemon is responsible for handling autofs(5) mount
     requests, parsing maps, and mounting file systems they specify.  On
     startup, automountd forks into background and waits for kernel requests.
     When a request is received, automountd forks a child process.  The child
     process parses the appropriate map and mounts file systems accordingly.
     Then it signals the kernel to release blocked processes that were waiting
     for the mount.

     -D  Define a variable.

     -d  Debug mode: increase verbosity and do not daemonize.

     -i  For indirect mounts, only create subdirectories if there are no wild-
         card entries.  Without -i, automountd creates all the subdirectories
         it can.  Users may not realize that the wildcard map entry makes it
         possible to access directories that have not yet been created.

     -m maxproc
         Limit the number of forked automountd processes, and thus the number
         of mount requests being handled in parallel.  The default is 30.

     -o options
         Specify mount options.  Options specified here will be overridden by
         options entered in maps or auto_master(5).

     -v  Increase verbosity.

EXIT STATUS
     The automountd utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

SEE ALSO
     auto_master(5), autofs(5), automount(8), autounmountd(8)

HISTORY
     The automountd daemon appeared in FreeBSD 10.1.  The automountd daemon
     appeared in DragonFly 4.5.  The automountd command appeared in
     NetBSD 9.0.

AUTHORS
     The automountd was developed by Edward Tomasz Napierala
     <trasz@FreeBSD.org> under sponsorship from the FreeBSD Foundation.

     automountd was ported to DragonFly and NetBSD by Tomohiro Kusumi
     <kusumi.tomohiro@gmail.com>.

NetBSD 9.0                     November 25, 2017                    NetBSD 9.0

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