I'm running Mountain Lion on a new iMac. I need it to maintain a persistent connection to a NAS drive. However, I am finding regular lost connections -- as reported by iTunes and other applications.
In researching a solution, I have discovered
automount and it seems like a good solution to this problem. I have noted that there is a field in
AUTOMOUNT_TIMEOUT which is currently set to 3600 seconds.
The number of seconds after which an automounted file system will be unmounted if it hasn't been referred to within that period of time. The default is 10 minutes (600 seconds). This is equivalent to the -t option in automount(8).
Since i would like a persistent connection, is there any reason not to set this to a larger number, say 3600000 or likewise. Is there some reason why I shouldn't do this?