Mount SMB share on bootup
bchirhart at fnni.com
Mon Nov 10 12:21:50 PST 2003
>> point is password protected (on the XP side) so I am prompted for a
>> password. How can I automate that? Or should I create the share without
>> password? I am not too worried about internal security so the share
>> have no password and that would be fine.
>Create a script called whatever.sh, chmod +x 755 whatever.sh and put that
>script in a /usr/local/etc/rc.d.
>Put the following lines in that script
>smbmount username=user password=pass and the rest of the parametars that
>are normaly using when mounting smb partition.
>Mind that if your startup script for samba is samba.sh your mounting script
>must start with a letter after the letter s otherwise you would mounting a
>samba share without smb daemon started.
When I try the smbmount I get a "command not Found"
I checked the man pages on mount and found mount_smbfs, but I can not find
any options that would allow me to specify a username and password.
I am not using Samba (at least I didn't load it... may be there by
default???) - To map the drive I have a line in my /etc/fstab file that
# Device #Mountpoint FSType OPtion
//user at server/share /ftproot smbfs rw.nosuto 0 0
Once the server boots, I type "mount /ftproot" and then it asks me for the
password for User. After the password is entered, /ftproot contains the
contents of the share on my XP system. It was one of the things that I fell
in love with about BSD - the ability to "see" XP shares with no special
So anyway - I think there are several different approaches to this. Can I
modify my fstab file so that "auto" would work by somehow specifing a
password? Or is there a password option that I am missing in the mount or
mount_smbfs commands? OR... is there a reason I don't have the smbmount
Thank you for all your help!
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