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Open directory, external NFS file shares and automounter

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http://serverfault.com – This may be a big one. I've set up Open Directory on Mac OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion) with users to allow everyone on the network to logon to any client with these centrally stored users. Before this system, we used NIS and mounted home directories with automounter (autofs). That was easy to setup as the NIS host and the fileserver was on the same box. Now, I need help with the home directories. The users on the Open Directory server needs their home directories from the external fileserver, and these home directories need to be mounted with automounter. The home directories are exported as NF (HowTos)