Cannot mount smbfs share without requiring manual password

Ryan van Eerdewijk Ryan.vanEerdewijk at
Mon May 4 15:46:20 UTC 2009


I have a strange issue. If I type:

mount_smbfs //theuser at theserver/myshare$ /mnt/here

... I will be prompted for theuser's password, I type it, and the share will mount fine. But I want this share to mount automatically at bootup. I haven't been able to get it to work through /etc/fstab or through an sh script. In fact typing:

mount_smbfs -N //theuser at theserver/myshare$ /mnt/here

gives me the following error:

mount_smbfs: unable to open connection: syserr = Authentication error

I have the following in my /etc/nsmb.conf file:



I get the feeling that when mounting the smbfs share, it isn't even checking the nsmb.conf file. I've also tried a plain text password, and also including the same information in a /root/.nsmbrc file.

I'm running out of ideas. Any help is appreciated.


Ryan V.

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