Help me make my dream a reality : Mounting smb shares at login.

Grant Torresan gtorresan at
Wed Jan 24 15:05:39 GMT 2001

Hi all.

Here's what I'm trying to do here:

When a user logs into Linux server A , the login script (.bashrc or
equivalent) then mounts the contents of <file://SAMBASERV/HOMES> to the
user's current home directory : /home/(username) using smbmount (or

The problem I am having here is that the username AND password must be
included in the script to mount that share from the SAMBASERV server.. And
I'm not sure howI can get that information into the login script

As is, Linux server A uses LDAP authentication to authenticate all users, so
I'm thinking that perhaps i can make the login script grab that user's
username/password from the ldap database, and then forward that information
on to the SAMBASERV when it tries to mount thier [HOMES] directory.

However, I'm not sure if this is possible/practical.  Any Ideas on how I
might implement this solution?

If anyone can help me with this I would be most greatful.


Grant Torresan.
gtorresan at itemus dot com

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