SUMMARY : auto-mounter & cachefs

From: Richard C. Mills (
Date: Tue Aug 13 1996 - 08:22:12 CDT


First, please let me apologize for the late summary.

Here is the original question:

> I need to setup a cachefs where the workstations utilize automounter
> maps. Example:
> In the auto.apps file on the NIS master I have:
> cde server1:/usr/dt
> openwin server1:/usr/openwin
> On the workstations I currently have it hardcoded in the vfstab like so:
> server1:/usr/openwin /cache/cache /usr/openwin cachefs 3 yes backfstype=nfs,ca
> server1:/usr/dt /cache/cache /usr/dt cachefs 3 yes backfstype=nfs,cachedir=/ca
> How can I set it up to use my auto.apps (/apps/cde & /apps/openwin)?

Thanks to: (Bismark Espinoza)
Trent MacDougall <>
David Harel <>
Law Hon Man <>

Without their help, it would have taken a lot longer. Here is the end result:

Add entry for cachefs in /etc/auto.apps (auto.apps is a special map setup in

    openwin -fstype=cachefs,nosuid,backfstype=nfs,cachedir=/cache/cache \
                server1:/usr/openwin server2:/usr/openwin
    dt -fstype=cachefs,nosuid,backfstype=nfs,cachedir=/cache/cache \
                server1:/usr/dt server2:/export2/apps/dt

Create appropriate links.
    # ln -s /apps/dt /usr/dt
    # ln -s /apps/openwin /usr/openwin

                               Richard Mills
                Systems Administrator / Rapid Systems Solutions
                           Jacksonville, Florida
                            1(800)727-4360 x728

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