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10.5: Automount Bonjour-published NFS shares in Finder Network
Mac OS X Leopard does not discover and automatically mount NFS shares publsihed via Bonjour/ZeroConf as Tiger did. (If you own a Linux based server, you can publish all kinds of Bonjour servers via a daemon called avahi). 10.5 only discovers AFP and SMB Bonjour published shares as far as I am aware.

To work around this temporary bug/missing feature, I wrote a simple Ruby-based daemon which you can install so it starts up every time Leopard boots. This daemon simply continuously browses for and resolves published NFS shares and will mount them automatically if they are not already mounted for your user account. Let's hope Apple will fix this soon so we do not need anymore workarounds like this.

[robg adds: I have mirrored the source [4KB download] here on hints, but if you're reading this at some point in the future, you may wish to check the link above for a newer version.]
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10.5: Automount Bonjour-published NFS shares in Finder
Authored by: macko on Nov 30, '07 03:40:11PM
Hopefully you've actually filed a bug with Apple to make sure they will actually fix it.
http://bugreporter.apple.com

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10.5: Automount Bonjour-published NFS shares in Finder
Authored by: QuickSander on Dec 02, '07 03:07:12AM

Will do that. However, I kind of hoped someone else already did this because the Apple discussion forms already contains some comments about this "bug/feature".



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10.5: Automount Bonjour-published NFS shares in Finder
Authored by: robogobo on Nov 30, '07 04:39:10PM

fyi robg, I'm reading this at some point in the future.



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10.5: Automount Bonjour-published NFS shares in Finder
Authored by: asphyx on Jan 15, '08 05:06:28PM

For the life of me I cannot work out how to automount Bonjour-published AFP or SMB shares?

The hint implies that it is easy with AFP/SMB, seeing that a work around is provided for NFS.

If someone could provide info on automounting AFP/SMB in leopard that would be excellent.



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10.5: Automount Bonjour-published NFS shares in Finder
Authored by: SketchyClown on Feb 19, '08 05:05:11PM
asphyx, I automount my NS4300N via AFP in Leopard easily. First, mount it manually. Go to the Finder > Go > Connect To Server and type in the IP address of your AFP share, pressing Connect should them prompt you for your username & password. Make sure you have selected the checkbox to save to the Keychain. Then once you have manually mounted your AFP share on the desktop, open System Preferences > Users > Startup Items and add the share name to your startup items. Logout & log back in and your share should now automount.

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10.5: Automount Bonjour-published NFS shares in Finder
Authored by: QuickSander on Jan 02, '11 03:12:18AM

SMB shares should show up automatically in Finder when they are published as a service via your server (most modern NASes support bonjour/ZeroConf publishing out of the box).



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10.5: Automount Bonjour-published NFS shares in Finder
Authored by: QuickSander on Jan 02, '11 03:33:08AM

@Robg: New download link for the tool described in the hint above: bonjournfsmd.rb.zip

Edited on Jan 02, '11 03:33:36AM by QuickSander



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