Why is the line "+auto.master" present in the /etc/auto.master file? Does this not create a loop, and perhaps is the reason why, on every boot, I see the message, "automount: problem reading master map, maximum wait exceeded"? This is in an unmodified /etc/auto.master from autofs-5.0.5-133.el6_9.x86_64 in CentOS 6.9. The only other non-comment lines in that file are: /misc /etc/auto.misc /net -hosts -- Bob Nichols "NOSPAM" is really part of my email address. Do NOT delete it.