multihomed NFS automounts.

Ian Kent raven at
Sat Aug 21 10:31:51 UTC 2004

On Fri, 20 Aug 2004, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:

> >>>>> "JAR" == Jeremy A Rosengren <jeremy at> writes:
> JAR> project1	fileserver1,fileserver2:/vol/vol0/data/project1
> JAR> Question #3: Is this really supported and I just didn't find the
> JAR> magic incantation?
> If you do "man 5 autofs" and look for "Replicated Server", does that
> do what you're looking for?
>    Replicated Server
>          Multiple replicated hosts, same path:
>          <path> host1,host2,hostn:/path/path
>          Multiple hosts, some with same path, some with another
>          <path> host1,host2:/blah host3:/some/other/path
>          Multiple replicated hosts, different (potentially) paths:
>          <path> host1:/path/pathA host2:/path/pathB
>          Mutliple weighted, replicated hosts same path:
>          <path> host1(5),host2(6),host3(1):/path/path
>          Multiple weighted, replicated hosts different (potentially) paths:
>          <path> host1(3):/path/pathA host2(5):/path/pathB

Well how do you like that. I don't even remember updating the man page.

You need to be a little careful here as this work is fairly recent. There 
were several difficulties with that were fixed along the way.

Jeff Moyer has the latest rpms on his people page at

If you have problems then the autofs list is the place to get help.


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