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Re: Fstab setup

On Thu, 2004-10-07 at 14:14, Williams, David wrote:
> I am mounting a smbfs share from a windows machine to my fedora core 2
> box on boot.  I am using the entry in my fstab to do this.  How can I
> specify the user and password to mount the share without it showing up
> in clear text in the fstab?  Is there a way to hash the password in
> another file and call it from fstab?  
> Any help would be appreciated.

You need to use the credentials=pathtofile/file in the fstab options.

Then in the file you entries like:


The file I used was .smbpw down in my home directory with readonly
permissions for the owner.

I used a full path such as /home/user/.smbpw in the credentials line.

Check out the man pages.  I think that is where I found this.

Scot L. Harris
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