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Re: [opensuse-factory] [RFC] autofs5
  • From: "M9." <monkey9@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2007 13:27:42 +0100
  • Message-id: <45E8183E.1020109@xxxxxx>
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Matthias Koenig schreef:
> Hi,
> I would like to update to autofs5.
> autofs5 is a major rewrite of autofs4 and while there might still
> be some problems I hope it is stable enough. Fedora is already shipping
> this. We really should have it in Code 11, so I want this to be tested
> in openSUSE 10.3.
> Most of the new features enhance the functionality to be more compliant
> with industry standard.
> For testing purposes I already provide packages for factory and 10.2
> in the buildservice:
> Here is a list of changes:
> Differences v4 vs. v5
> ---------------------
> - Master map is now read and parsed by the `automount' daemon
> - The master map default is "auto.master" and nsswitch is used to
> locate it. The line "+auto.master" has been added to the default
> installed "/etc/auto.master" to ensure that those using NIS will
> still find their master map. This is in line with other industry
> automount implementations.
> - The `automount' daemon is now a multi-threaded application
> - `autofs' filesystem mounts only appear in /proc/mounts and not
> /etc/mtab.
> - `autofs' version 5.0.0 will refuse to run if it cannot find an
> autofs4 kernel module that supports protocol version 5.00 or above.
> - mount options present in the master map are now overridden by mount
> options in map entries instead of being accumulated. This behaviour
> is in line with other industry automount implementations.
> New features in v5
> ------------------
> - improved direct mount map support
> - `+' map inclusion
> - added nsswitch map source support
> - rewrote multi-mount map code
> - added LDAP encryption and authentication support
> - improved shutdown and restart
> - a "hosts" map module has been added
> Before going to factory, any comments on this update?
> Matthias
Yeah, sound good!

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