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AUTOMOUNTD(8)		  BSD System Manager's Manual		 AUTOMOUNTD(8)

NAME
     automountd	-- daemon handling autofs mount	requests

SYNOPSIS
     automountd	[-D name=value]	[-i] [-m maxproc] [-o options] [-d] [-v]

DESCRIPTION
     The automountd daemon is responsible for handling autofs(5) mount re-
     quests, parsing maps, and mounting	filesystems they specify.  On startup,
     automountd	forks into background and waits	for kernel requests.  When a
     request is	received, automountd forks a child process.  The child process
     parses the	appropriate map	and mounts filesystems accordingly.  Then it
     signals the kernel	to release blocked processes that were waiting for the
     mount.

     -D	 Define	a variable.

     -i	 For indirect mounts, only create subdirectories if there are no wild-
	 card entries.	Without	-i, automountd creates all the subdirectories
	 it can.  Users	may not	realize	that the wildcard map entry makes it
	 possible to access directories	that have not yet been created.

     -m	maxproc
	 Limit the number of forked automountd processes, and thus the number
	 of mount requests being handled in parallel.  The default is 30.

     -d	 Debug mode: increase verbosity	and do not daemonize.

     -o	options
	 Specify mount options.	 Options specified here	will be	overridden by
	 options entered in maps or auto_master(5).

     -v	 Increase verbosity.

EXIT STATUS
     The automountd utility exits 0 on success,	and >0 if an error occurs.

SEE ALSO
     auto_master(5), autofs(5),	automount(8), autounmountd(8)

HISTORY
     The automountd daemon appeared in FreeBSD 10.1.

AUTHORS
     The automountd was	developed by Edward Tomasz Napierala
     <trasz@FreeBSD.org> under sponsorship from	the FreeBSD Foundation.

BSD				March 10, 2015				   BSD

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