AUTOMOUNTD(1M)AUTOMOUNTD(1M)NAMEautomountd - autofs mount/unmount daemon
SYNOPSISautomountd [-Tvn] [-D name=value]
DESCRIPTIONautomountd is an RPC server that answers file system mount and unmount
requests from the autofs file system. It uses local files or name ser‐
vice maps to locate file systems to be mounted. These maps are
described with the automount(1M) command.
If automount finds any non-trivial entries in either the local or dis‐
tributed automount maps and if the daemon is not running already, the
automountd daemon is automatically invoked by automount(1M). auto‐
mountd enables the svc:/network/nfs/nlockmgr service (lockd(1M)), and
the svc:/network/nfs/status service (statd(1M)), if NFS mounts need to
At startup, the automountd daemon is invoked as is invoked as the sys‐
tem/filesystem/autofs:default service. See NOTES.
The following options are supported:
Assign value to the indicated automount map substitu‐
tion variable. These assignments cannot be used to
substitute variables in the master map auto_master.
Turn off browsing for all autofs mount points. This
option overrides the -browse autofs map option on the
Trace. Expand each RPC call and display it on the
Verbose. Log status messages to the console.
See largefile(5) for the description of the behavior of automountd when
encountering files greater than or equal to 2 Gbyte ( 2^31 bytes).
Master map for automounter.
Supplies default values for parameters for auto‐
mount and automountd. See autofs(4).
SEE ALSOsvcs(1), automount(1M), svcadm(1M), autofs(4), attributes(5), large‐
The automountd service is managed by the service management facility,
smf(5), under the service identifier:
Administrative actions on this service, such as enabling, disabling, or
requesting restart, can be performed using svcadm(1M). The service's
status can be queried using svcs(1). If it is disabled, it is enabled
by automount(1M) unless the application/auto_enable property is set to
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