Thursday, May 22, 2008

FreeBSD with AMD

An automounter allows the binding of a directory name to a filesystm to be delayed until the name is referenced. This can be advantageous merely to reduce the number of simultaneous mounts, but it can improve system reliability, simplify administration and provide transparent redundancy as well. Examples of automouters are autofs (supplied with Linux) and automountd (supplied with SUNOS) Amd is an advanced automounter, with great flexibility. It is the default automounter pre-installed in FreeBSD and is currently maintained for over 100 operating systems by Erez Zadok. As of the fall of 2000, it is at version 6.04.more...

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