Autofs howto

Paul Schmehl pschmehl_lists at
Wed May 6 18:46:44 UTC 2009

I'm going to take another stab at this.

I'm wondering if I can use autofs on FreeBSD.  Last time I asked the question 
someone said I need amd, which I found rather cryptic.  I later discovered that 
there is a amd-utils in ports and an amd directory in contrib under source.

So, is amd a kernel module?  A separate program I compile?  Should I build the 
ports amd-util instead?  Will that give me autofs functionality?

I've searched the web for howtos, but they all seem to be for LInux, not 
FreeBSD.  It even seems the latest stuff for amd on FSBD is for 6.1.  (I just 
upgraded to 7.2 STABLE today.)

Has anyone ever done this?  Is anyone successfully using autofs on FBSD?

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