[Samba] problems mounting smbfs
jay at metran.cx
Fri Jul 19 13:19:02 GMT 2002
> > Just in case it might help got this from
> > http://www.uwsg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/net/0102.0/0042.html
> > Edit /etc/fstab to add the following line:
> > //[servername]/[mountpoint] /mnt/[mountdirectory] smbfs
> > noauto,rw,username=[username] 0 0
> It is never a good idea to store your password in this file, as it is
> world-readable by default. When you want to mount the share type:
> # mount /mnt/[mountdirectory]
> and you'll be prompted for [username]'s password.
Yes, that is the most secure method. (Unless you've got a
shoulder surfer, or someone picking up the EMF signal from
your monitor. ;-)
But it can also be inconvenient. A slightly less secure,
but still sort-of-ok (usually ;) method is to use a credentials
file, like this:
//maya/d /maya-d smbfs credentials=/usr/local/samba/private/maya-cred,uid=jay,gid=jay,fmask=600,dmask=700 0 0
Of course, make sure that file in a directory readable/writable only
by root, and set the permissions of the file likewise.
This method allows the share to be mounted at boot time.
jay at jayts.cx
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