Common usage of automounting on our Linux workstations

Explanation of the automountable directories

The directory /scratch is always local on the disk of the computer you're logged into (either graphically or via SSH). There is no backup of data there.

If you want to access these directories from some other managed Linux workstation, you can access them via /net/<hostname>/<directory-path>, e.g. to access /scratch from workstation-a while being logged in on workstation-b go to /net/workstation-a/scratch/, e.g. by typing on the commandline:

cd /net/workstation-a/scratch

(Tab-completion does not work for the hostnames as this is automatically mounted on access and tab completion just works for already mounted stuff.)