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Topic: NFS and autofs support, How to automount a home directory< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
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Posted: Dec. 30 2003,22:11 QUOTE

I've been using DSL on my second PC for a little while at the 0.4.8 release and today installed the 5.1.1 release 'cus I notice that nfs is supported.  Sure enough I can now mount an NFS volume on my server which is a great step forward.  But, (and there always is one)... try as I might I cannot get an automount at system boot to work.  I particularly want to get the server based home directories useable by the client machine. This is what I have so far:

On 'nfs server' I have /home exported to my own network (nnn.nnn.nnn.*) as rw (read/write).  When I do a
mount -t nfs <server>:/home /home
on the client PC as root /home gets mapped to the remote server as expected.

I added :
<server>:/home /home nfs nfsvers=3,rw 0 0
to the /etc/fstab file on the client and rebooted

ls /home
reveals that I am still mapped to my local machine, not the server.

I tried to see if autofs (also part of DSL distro) could do anything but frankly, having read through three howtos I can make no sense of it whatsoever.

Suggestions greatfully received.

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