autofs doesn't work automatically with NIS mounts; workarounds?

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at
Fri Nov 11 19:49:07 UTC 2011

On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 1:43 PM, Hugh Caley <hcaley at> wrote:
> I can't get autofs to work with my NIS mount maps automatically.  Once I'm
> up, if I restart autofs (reload doesn't work) it will then work properly.
> I've tried various workarounds I've found on the Internet but they don't
> seem to work or aren't practical; for instance, I set
> in /etc/sysconfig/network, didn't help.
> I could put a long sleep in the autofs startup script to get it to wait
> until networking was actually up, but this seems clumsy at best.
> Any other thoughts?  As I understand it, this is an issue with
> NetworkManager startup returning successfully before the interface is up, so
> there is no networking available when autofs gets started.

Do you have the network connection in NetworkManager set to connect at
startup? Or does someone have to login first?


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