automount ....

Roland Smith rsmith at
Sun Aug 3 19:01:44 UTC 2014

On Sun, Aug 03, 2014 at 01:12:43PM -0500, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
> > And I wonder how many people are actually using NFS these days. In offices,
> > SMB/CIFS seems paramount these days.
> Yeah, if you are cursed w/ a plethora of M$FT boxen on your network .... 
> none on mine, only VM's ....

Fortunate soul. I'm mostly stuck with 'doze at work. :-(

> >> ? I got amd running, it seems to work OK, except that it drops a mount after
> >> 5 min. active or not.
> >  From the amd(8) manual:
> >
> >      File systems are automatically unmounted when they appear to be quiescent.
> >
> > It seems you and amd have a difference of opinion about what active/quiescent
> > means...
> Indeed, except that I was midstroke on a large cp of files onto the 
> FreeBSD box from its soon-to-be predescessor, I thought that would 
> qualify as activity ....

You would think that, yes. But maybe there was an underlying NFS error?

For a one-time copy I tend to use tar with its output piped into netcat, and
the reverse on the receiving side. No complicated setup and it's pretty fast;
I've seen it saturate a 100 Mbit link.

For distributing regular updates, you cannot beat rsync, IMO. And it still
requires less setup effort than nfs and amd.

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