[Samba] Mounting Samba Share using linux login

Helmut Hullen Hullen at t-online.de
Wed Jun 11 13:15:00 GMT 2008

Hallo, David,

Du (d.kuntadi) meintest am 11.06.08:

>> You can make your own credential file as a batch file:
>>        @echo off
>>        rem my special batch file
>>        set specialusername=abc
>>        set specialpassword=topsecret
>> call this batch file within the logon batch file
>> and then use %specialusername% and %specialpassword%

Sorry - I've written a batch file for DOS/Windows.
Linux users should use a shell script.
There are several options to run this shell:

        (is run when the user logs in)
        Icon on the desktop
        (must be clicked to run)
        command in ~/.Xdefaults
        (is run when an X session is started)

> 1. What credentials should I put in fstab?

None. "/etc/fstab" is not necessary for mounting.
And the special user share can't be mounted via the (global) "/etc/ 

Which linux distribution is installed on the clients? Which GUI is  
installed: KDE or something else?

> 2. Do you mean the batch file is an executable plain text file
> executed during login?

That is one way.

pure shell script:

#! /bin/bash
test -s $Credfile && source $Credfile || exit 1
# and now the username and the password for the shares on the
# server are known
mount.cifs ...

Viele Gruesse!

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