Disable Autofs

Posted on Sunday March 13, 2016 / by Eric Potvin

You can disable autofs if you don't need it. This will prevent to mount automatically removable media or NFS filesystems.

You can simply write a udev rule to disable automounting.

First, create the file /etc/udev/rules.d/85-no-automount.rules

sudo vi /etc/udev/rules.d/85-no-automount.rules

and add the following lines:

SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ENV{UDISKS_AUTO}="0"

Restart the service:

sudo service udev restart

This will prevent any USB device from being mounted by the udisksd daemon. If the service didn't worked, you might need to reboot the server.