[Samba] Re: automount shares

Mark Keir m.keir at qut.edu.au
Wed Jan 15 23:43:01 GMT 2003


Rather than using /etc/fstab (works fine), for users  with different
share requirements, you could set up a mount point in autofs.  In the
/etc/auto.master file, set up the mount point and connection file 

/home/user/mnt /etc/auto.user --timeout=60 

Then in your /etc/auto.user file, set up the specific share connection
(sub appropriate values for user, uid and IP/share) 


You can set up multiple samba credential files for different domains
(NT, AD etc) which gives excellent flexibility. 


Message: 18 
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 23:55:43 -0800 
From: Adam <ack94598 at yahoo.com> 
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] How to automount windows share? 

I am using XP as a fileserver and I would like to have linux mount the 
share automatically when it starts up.  I added a line to my /etc/fstab 
and I can now mount the mount point but it still doesn't mount 
automatically at startup. 

Mark Keir,  Email: m.keir at qut.edu.au
UNIX/LINUX Systems Administrator and OLT/WWW Manager,
School of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering,
Queensland University of Technology, 
CRICOS No. 00213J, Brisbane, Australia
Phone: +61 7 3864 5018, Fax: +61 7 3864 9022

More information about the samba mailing list