automount error

Phineas Fung phineas_fung at
Mon Jul 10 16:53:05 UTC 2006

Hi Mauricio,

Thanks for your reply.

No, I'm not using NIS or DNS to export hosts names. (or at least I didn't
know how to configure => so I persume I didn't set them)

> Are you using NIS to export the hosts names? Or just using DNS?

[root at localhost yffung]# less /etc/auto.master
# $Id: auto.master,v 1.4 2005/01/04 14:36:54 raven Exp $
# Sample auto.master file
# This is an automounter map and it has the following format
# key [ -mount-options-separated-by-comma ] location
# For details of the format look at autofs(5).
#/misc  /etc/auto.misc --timeout=60
#/smb   /etc/auto.smb
/net    /etc/

> What does it says the file /etc/auto.master?

[root at localhost yffung]# less /etc/fstab
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 /                       ext3    defaults        1 1
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol04 /backup                 ext3    defaults        1 2
LABEL=/boot             /boot                   ext3    defaults        1 2
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol02 /data                   ext3    defaults        1 2
devpts                  /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
tmpfs                   /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol03 /home                   ext3    defaults        1 2
proc                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
sysfs                   /sys                    sysfs   defaults        0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap                    swap    defaults        0 0

> Or the /etc/fstab (If you use the automount line overthere)

[root at localhost yffung]# host sf
Host sf not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)

> What does it says the command "host sf"?

[root at localhost yffung]# mount /net/sf
mount: can't find /net/sf in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

> And what happens if you try to mount that dir by using the "mount"

Thanks alot.

Best Regards,

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