RE: How to mount a SAMBA directory at boot with FC8?

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Read this pdf:

This contain all information about CIFS including your doubt.

On Sun, 2008-01-13 at 20:16 -0500, Arch Willingham wrote:
I took you advice and it worked...thanks! In the FWIW department, here is what I did (if you see anything wrong, please holler):

1. Opened file /etc/auto.master and added this to the bottom:
/mnt/samba /etc/auto.samba -t=120

2. Made a file called /etc/auto.smb.SAMPLEHOSTNAME and added this to the inside:

password=the password you want to use

3. Made a file called  /etc/auto.samba
windows -fstype=cifs,credentials=/etc/auto.smb.SAMPLEHOSTNAME ://SAMPLEHOSTNAME/SHARENAME

4. chmod 600 /etc/auto.smb.SAMPLEHOSTNAME

5. /etc/init.d/autofs restart

6. Ran this to see if it works
ls -als /mnt/samba/windows



-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected]
[mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of Craig White
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2008 12:31 PM
To: For users of Fedora
Subject: Re: How to mount a SAMBA directory at boot with FC8?

On Sun, 2008-01-13 at 12:24 -0500, Arch Willingham wrote:
> I have read a bunch of stuff on how to do this but the exact steps are
> unclear. Some articles say to use the "mount -t smbfs -o
> username=username //winclient/blahblah /mnt/winclient-blahblah", some
> say to use "smbmount" and some say not to use cifs (mount -t cifs -o
> username=netuser,password=hiddenword //windowsmachine/origin /home/username/destination). Which one is the best?
> Then there is the while issue of the fstab thing.
> What I want to do is mount a directory on a windows machine at boot
> time (I.E> when the Linux machine boots). I want all users to be able
> to have the local directory \images be re-routed to a directory on a
> windows machine. I see some of the commands but each has the mount
> command that shows the password to get to the windows machine. Is
> there any way to get the password from a file so that all users of the
> Linux machine can't see the password?
put it in root's subdirectory.

You might however want to check out autofs


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