If I use an auto.master like:
/home /etc/auto.home --timeout=60
then when autofs mounts /home any local home directories are masked. This
is fine if *all* home directories are mounted over NFS.
However, I want to mount *some* home directories and some not.
One solution would be to simply put the NFS mounted home directories
somewhere else. But that would be inconsistent. Why should I have some
home directories scattered about.
Another solution would be to mount the home directory somewhere else
and then create a soft link to it (e.g. cd /home && ln -s /mnt/miallen
miallen). But having a link for a home directory is sub-optimal. You
have no control over it's permissions and some programs can be configured
not to follow links.
So, I ask, what is the best way to NFS mount home directories without
masking local home directories?