smbfs in fstab
micheal at tsgincorporated.com
Tue Apr 26 10:40:31 PDT 2005
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ash" <omniBSD at speakeasy.net>
To: <kevintaber at discoverfinancial.com>
Cc: <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 10:32 AM
Subject: Re: smbfs in fstab
> kevintaber at discoverfinancial.com wrote:
> > currently I mount my XP share via: mount_smbfs -N //a7v133/raid
> > How can I get put this in my /etc/fstab so that it doesn't prompt me
> > for a password upon bootup. This winshare is accessible without a
> > password and by anyone. I have read through seveal forums and read
> > man pages gallore, but I still remain unsuccessful.
> > 5.3-RELEASE-p1 FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE-p1 #0
> From the man page for mount_smbfs(8):
> ~/.nsmbrc Keeps static parameters for connections and other information.
> See /usr/share/examples/smbfs/dot.nsmbrc for details.
> It is possible to use fstab(5) for smbfs mounts:
> //guest at samba/public /smb/public smbfs rw,noauto 0 0
> From /usr/share/examples/smbfs/dot.nsmbrc:
> # smbfs lookups configuration files in next order:
> # 1. ~/.nsmbrc
> # 2. /etc/nsmb.conf - if this file found it will
> # override values with same keys from user files.
> You will have to store your password in cleartext, but you seem to
> already be doing this in home directory since you are using the -N flag.
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If you want this to mount from the fstab at system boot, remove the noauto
flag and place an -N in the string:
#//user at server/share_name /mount_point smbfs rw,-N
That will read the password information from the users .nsmbrc file as Ash
stated, or, if you want it system wide, use the /etc/nsmb.conf file instead.
Senior Communications Systems Engineer
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