[Samba] Problem mounting with credentials file

Jonathan Duncan jonathan at nacnud.com
Thu Oct 26 21:45:40 GMT 2006

On Wed, 25 Oct 2006, Jonathan Duncan wrote:

> I am running Gentoo.  I am trying to get my /etc/fstab to automatically mount 
> a remote Samba share at boot time.  I have the following in my /etc/fstab 
> file:
> //  /mnt/share  cifs 
> auto,credentials=/home/user/.smbpasswd,uid=1000,umask=002,user  0 0
> This works fine if I specify the username and password in the /etc/fstab 
> file.  However, if I try to use the credentials file option I get:
> CIFS VFS: No username specified
> The credential file looks like this:
> -rw-------   1 root     wheel   34 Oct  9 22:01 .smbpasswd
> The contents look like this:
> username=myusername
> password=mypassword
> What am I doing wrong?

I find it hard to believe that no one else has experienced this problem 
before.  I have done some Googling and other references to this have not 
solved the problem for me.


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