Samba-2.2.0alpha-2 (interesting behavior)

Urban Widmark urban at
Fri Mar 16 19:45:53 GMT 2001

On Fri, 16 Mar 2001, Mike Fedyk wrote:

> Is there some way to use smbmount without puting the password on the command
> line? Maybe something like ~/.smbauth?  Would mount and smbmount have
> different interactions?

Get SAMBA_2_2 from the samba CVS repository or wait for alpha3.
( but do: 'cvs ... co -r SAMBA_2_2 ...')

It includes a new 'credentials' option, copied from smbclient. It allows
you to put username and password in a file, like this:
% mount -t smbfs -o credentials=/home/puw/.smb_auth,debug=2,...

Format is the same as for 'smbclient -A ...':
username = foo
password = bar

Details in the cvs manpages on the 2.2.0 branch.


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