Re: difficulty with autofs mounting my home directory
On Wed, May 02, 2001 at 11:39:03PM -0700, Alvin Oga wrote:
> hi ferret
> autofs hides things that would be under your mount point
> ie using autofs to mount server:/home /home will
> hide all your /home/<stuff> on your local pc...
> ..all you'd see is server:/home
> - thats good and bad...depending....
Actually it hides everything in the mount point's parent.. then mkdir()s
the mount point on attempted access. At least that's how it behaves.
> you probably need to do some symlinks to get the desired
> effect of what you're looking for ???
> Lets say you have these files....
> # make sure /.autofs exists...
> /.autofs /etc/auto.misc --timeout 600
> acct acct_server:/path/acct
> music music_server:/path/music
> make sure you can manually mount those remote fs before
> attempting it with automounters
> cd /share
> ln -s /.autofs/acct /share/acct
> ln -s /.autofs/music /share/music
> = stop and start autofs to load the changes
> now you can access your stuff on any server with the above autofs
> config files
> ls -la /share/acct/*
> ls -la /share/music/*
Yup. That's exactly what I was doing.
> i think how you got into the directory would affect what shows
> for PS1.... whether ~ or hardpaths.... an option you need to define
> in .bashrc
> # ... stuff in .bashrc
> # either set it or unset it...
> set hardpaths
> the other way to automount remote fs is to use amd.... :-)
I'll try these two..
> have fun
Hmmm. Connection timed out on me. I'll try later.
> On Wed, 2 May 2001 email@example.com wrote:
> > I can't figure this out.. I want a consistant directory structure across
> > my network, and I want to have all my nfs-mounts using autofs4.
> > The problem:
> > I have my home directories under /share/acct/, and I have extra project
> > space from another server under /share/projects, and I have an mp3/ogg
> > archive on that same server under /share/music.
> > If I use the autofs package to mount the /share/acct export, it will
> > 'hide' everything it doesn't manage under /share. So /share/projects and
> > /share/music will be hidden. Hidden from the nfs-server on this machine.
> > I discovered a partial workaround, by making autofs manage
> > /share/.autofs and symlinking /share/projects ->
> > /share/.autofs/projects, and /share/music -> /share/.autofs/music.
> > But if I do this with /share/acct -> /share/.autofs/acct, little things
> > break in annoying ways. The PS1 prompt in bash now displays
> > /share/.autofs/acct/idalton instead of ~ for my home PWD, for example.
> > Details:
> > Server tarot exports /share/acct to the rest of the network and exports
> > user accounts by NIS. Server heathen exports /share/projects and
> > /share/music to the rest of the network.
> > Server tarot needs to access heathen:/share/projects at /share/projects
> > and heathen:/share/music at /share/music.
> > Server heathen needs to access tarot:/share/acct at /share/acct WITHOUT
> > that PWD behaviour.
> > Workstation bicycle doesn't export anything out of its /share, so I can
> > just have autofs manage /share directly and not have any of these
> > problems.
> > So, what are the alternatives?
> > -- Ferret
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