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Following is my in /usr/local/bin/

mkdir -p /Volumes/folder
mount -t afp -o rw afp://user:password@server_name/folder_name /Volumes/folder

Following is my in /Library/LaunchAgents/

 ?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "">
<plist version="1.0">

Where as when I am able to run independently and is working fine.

Also I have tried using launchd.conf as

mkdir -p /Volumes/folder
mount -t afp -o rw afp://user:password@server_name/shared_folder /Volumes/folder

Still not working.

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migrated from Oct 11 '12 at 15:05

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/Library/LaunchAgents/ are tied to individual users where as /Library/LaunchDaemons/ are tied to the machine as a whole. After the system is booted and the kernel is running, property list files found in /Library/LaunchDaemons/ are loaded first as these are system-level daemon.

I tried to put my in /Library/LaunchDaemons/ and it worked. Mounting was successful.

But it worked 8 times out of 10. It failed 2 times.

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