I'm not a ToolTalk guru by any account, so I really need some help here.
The Solaris 2 automounter is exceptionally clever, in that it uses the
loopback file system instead of symlinks when it sees that the file
system to be mounted is on the same machine as the mount point. The
problem is, ToolTalk reads the /etc/mnttab file directly (according to
truss) in order to generate netfile paths, and (I suspect) fails to
acknowledge the loopback mounts.
Therefore, an entry of
/export/home/rgm /home/rgm lofs ...
generates a netfile path (via tt_host_file_netfile) of
instead of the correct netfile path of
Any suggestions? I tried using a hostname_map to get the information
resolved on another machine (which would avoid the loopback mounts) but
it looks like tt_host_file_netfile ignores the hostname_map file.
Have I been running in circles because of a misconfigured ToolTalk
setup? Is this an acknowledged (and hopefully patched) bug? If not,
then is there any way to explicitly tell tt_host_file_netfile to return
a specified netfile path?
(This problem manifests itself in dtspcd, which is why I posted to
comp.unix.cde. This also seems to be limited to Solaris 2, hence
Thanks in advance.