mounting samba share on server pc

Reuben Kagan kaganreuben at
Tue Jan 31 10:54:20 GMT 2006

>On 1/30/06, John DeCarlo <johndecarlo at> wrote:
>> On 1/30/06, Reuben Kagan <kaganreuben at> wrote:
>> > I have a question regarding cifs. I am currently using it, but I only can
>> mount it manually, as it is askig password twice.
>> > Is there a way to do it automatically at startup?
>> >
>> You don't say how you are trying to mount it.
>> In the options section of your /etc/fstab file, are you using the
>> "credentials=filename" option?
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>> John DeCarlo, My Views Are My Own
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>I use fstab entries following this syntax:
>fstab (this is one line in fstab, not sure if it will get wrapped in email):
>//sambaserver/share   /mountpoint  cifs
>"credfile" should be a text file that looks like:
>Noah Dain

John, Noah, Thank you very much , it works.
I thought credentials is for remote password.
By the way, for whom credfile should be readable for it to work?
Would root be enough?

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