[lorenl@alzatex.com: Re: Mounting a samba share on boot?]

Loren M. Lang lorenl at alzatex.com
Mon Jan 31 05:47:58 PST 2005

On Mon, Jan 31, 2005 at 12:38:53PM +0000, Mark Ovens wrote:
> Loren M. Lang wrote:
> >replacing MYWORKGROUP, SERVER, USER, secret as neccessary.  Make sure
> >nsmb.conf is only readable by root.  Add the following line to fstab:
> >
> >//user at server/share   /mnt/share       smbfs   rw              0       0
> >
> PMJI, but do you know if it's possible to handle a share name containing 
> a space when mounting smb filesystems using fstab?
> I tried
> "//user at server/Drive C"
> '//user at server/Drive C'
> //user at server/Drive\ C
> None of these worked. I know that using spaces in filenames is a Bad 
> Idea, but this is Windows we're talking about here ;-)

A random guess might be to try: //user at server/Driver%20C
%20 refers to the ascii character with hex value 20 which is space.
It's what webservers use for getting around spaces, samba might too.`
I'd be really curious to see if this works.

> If it is not possible then perhaps a PR is needed to get this addressed? 
> In my case I renamed the share on the Windows box (which broke a few 
> shortcuts) but this may not always be possible - in a corporate 
> environment for example.
> Regards,
> Mark
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