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Solaris NIS: Auto.direct not mounting “ksh: /mountpoint: not found”


So, I cannot get the auto.direct to function with an otherwise working NIS.  I inherited this setup, so I am be unfamiliar with parts of it.

Basically, we have automount maps for /home, /share and “auto direct”.  

The home and share works flawlessly, but the auto.direct was filled with mounts that were no longer available (all to a non-existent server.)

I emptied out all the non-existent mounts and added a couple of existing ones, pushed out the map but the mounts won’t work.

When I “ypcat –k auto.direct” on any of the client machines, it shows the correct changes...but when I go to /mountpoint...I get a “/mountpoint: not found” error.  

It doesn’t matter if I mkdir a “/mountpoint” dir on the client (Solaris in this case) or not.

It also doesn’t matter if I restart “/etc/init.d/autofs” or “/etc/init.d/nscd” (solaris client)

Here’s what the auto.master looks like:
/-   auto.direct
/home   auto.home
/share   auto.share

What am I missing?

Mike R.
Mike R.
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To use auto_direct, please have a look at the instructions in the following doc:

(It is for HP-UX, it can also apply to Solaris).

also please check your /etc/nsswitch.conf to make sure automount use "nis"
automount: files nis

Here're some NIS FAQ/How-To  docs:
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