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Deploying NFS automounts for Macs via installer package

June 29, 2012 Leave a comment

As a follow-up to this post by Peter Bukowinski, you can add NFS automounts to Macs running 10.6.x – 10.8.x using an edited /etc/auto_master file and a new /etc/automounts directory (the /etc/automounts directory does not exist by default in OS X.) Once added to the Mac in question, your Macs can then communicate with your NFS server(s) by mounting and unmounting shares using autofs.

Because the needed changes are file-based, you can deploy the NFS automounts with an installer package. That allows your NFS automount setup to be deployed as part of building a new machine, by your system management tool, or even just by running the package installer on the machine itself. See below the jump for how to package this using Iceberg.

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