auto-mount cifs partition via samba

Derek Broughton derek at
Tue Mar 24 18:35:08 UTC 2009

Brian McKee wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 11:02 AM, John Hubbard <ender8282 at>
> wrote:
>> Derek Broughton wrote:

>>> Cron?  I suppose a Windows machine must broadcast _something_ when it
>>> comes up,
> {insert humour here - the possibilites are endless :-}

Oops. :-)

>> The other option would
>> be to use autofs (apt-get autofs). Auto-fs waits until you try to read
>> the remote mount to mount it. If you have a fast network it is pretty
>> quick.
> It'll also drop unused mounts after a while if you like.
Cool.  I installed it, because I have the same need, but haven't tried it

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