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Re: Solaris automount and Openldap
Karsten Künne wrote:
On Tuesday 17 September 2002 03:01, Heinrich Rebehn wrote:
| Hi Karsten,
| thanks for your success story. Anyway, by the time of reading it, i had
| already given Solaris 9 a try (after no succes with Solaris 8) and it
| worked immediately without changes! The only thing is that, if the key
| contains an underscore ("_") or period, automount fails! The entry is shown
| while browsing the automount point, but i cannot access it. If i remove the
| underscore from the key name, it works. Did you experience similar
Good to know that Solaris 9 works out of the box! I didn't try it yet but it's
on my list. We don't have any keys with underscores or periods in them so we
didn't see that problem. But we have some keys with uppercase characters
which we had to escape with a "%" according to Sun's convention. For
instance, our entry for /opt/SUNWspro looks like this (ugly):
Oh, i did not know that! As it turned out, my entries containing the underscores
also contained uppercases! After escaping theese all works fine. Where is this
funny convention documented? I never had such problems with NIS+
I wonder whether this is still necessary with Solaris 9?
Yes, it is :-((
If you want to try ldap automounter under Solaris 9, you might want to take a
They talk about a new automount schema there. I have not bothered trying it,
because the old one still works.
Our main server isn't Solaris anymore, it's a Intel/FreeBSD machine and it does
not know NIS+
| On a related note, one can always get the Solaris automounter to work using
| executable maps, but then browsing does not work.
Yes, but we're still using NIS+ as our main name service and import all the
maps and everything from there and it works fine for us. LDAP as Solaris name
service is still in test here.