Difference Between Static Mount fstab Vs autofs Mounts

Dear viewers

It is funny but curious to know about fstab and autofs, i know both fstab and autofs both will perform same kind of job, but what is the main diff between fstab and autofs and what method is best to use for mounting a NFS shared drive from another machine

Thank You


I think difference between static mount fstab and autofs mount is, When you make required entries in fstab it will be like permanent mount. i,e even user log off it will be mounted.

In Autofs case when ever user login it will be mounted automatically and when ever user log off it will be disconnected/un-mount automatically.