[Samba] getting ERROR: failed to setup guest info. But I cannot setup a guest account due to security policies

Jon West westjon at gmail.com
Tue Nov 12 11:27:39 MST 2013

Sure, its a single windows share that's hosted on a windows machine thats a
part of an AD domain. This can be done by typing in the user ADusername and
ADpassword as the username and password arguments in the mount commad
(mount -t cifs blah blah blah -o username=username password=password blah
blah blah) But due to security policy we can't have people typing out their
passwords in plaintext on the screen and I can't have a password file to
look up to store those passwords, plus it would be annoying to have to go
and change the file every time a user changes their domain password. What I
would like to happen is for the user to just be able to type "mount -t cifs
//server/share /localdir" I can't have the domain passwords displayed in
plain text or transmitted in plain text

On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 1:17 PM, steve <steve at steve-ss.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 2013-11-12 at 18:06 +0000, Rowland Penny wrote:
> > On 12/11/13 18:04, steve wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2013-11-12 at 12:57 -0500, Jon West wrote:
> > >> You are correct, only want to authenticate  with AD credentials, also
> > >> want to be able to mount a windows share (from the native windows
> > >> machine) on the linux machine without having to type in domain
> > >> credentials at each time of mount or have the passwords stored in
> > >> plaintext on the linux machine
> > >>
> > > **posts are crossing. I'll shut up until we sync.
> > > Steve
> > >
> > >
> > No, I'll shut up, you tell him about Autofs
> >
> > Rowland
> >
> LOL. Putting on autofs hat! Let's make a start. this could be a long
> one. . .
> Will need to know what needs mounting. @Jon can you give us a bit more
> detail of the stuff you need cifs-ing over to the Red Hat clients? Or
> maybe you'd be satisfied with a permanent fstab mount?
> Cheers,
> Steve

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