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     automountd - autofs mount/unmount daemon

     automountd [-Tvn] [-D name=value]

     automountd is an RPC server that answers file  system  mount
     and  unmount  requests  from the autofs file system. It uses
     local files or name service maps to locate file  systems  to
     be  mounted. These maps are described with the automount(1M)

     If automount finds any non-trivial  entries  in  either  the
     local or distributed automount maps and if the daemon is not
     running already,  the  automountd  daemon  is  automatically
     invoked    by    automount(1M).   automountd   enables   the
     svc:/network/nfs/nlockmgr  service  (lockd(1M)),   and   the
     svc:/network/nfs/status  service  (statd(1M)), if NFS mounts
     need to be done.

     At startup, the automountd daemon is invoked as  is  invoked
     as the system/filesystem/autofs:default service. See NOTES.

     The following options are supported:

     -D name=value   Assign value to the indicated automount  map
                     substitution   variable.  These  assignments
                     cannot be used to  substitute  variables  in
                     the master map auto_master.

     -n              Turn  off  browsing  for  all  autofs  mount
                     points.  This  option  overrides the -browse
                     autofs map option on the local host.

     -T              Trace. Expand each RPC call and  display  it
                     on the standard output.

     -v              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).

     /etc/auto_master        Master map for automounter.

     /etc/default/autofs     Supplies default values for  parame-
                             ters  for  automount and automountd.
                             See autofs(4).

     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-

    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    | Availability                | SUNWcsu                     |

     svcs(1),  automount(1M),   svcadm(1M),   autofs(4),   attri-
     butes(5), largefile(5), smf(5)

     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 false.

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