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Re: A(uto)mounting we shall try to go... syntax not right
Quoting Whil Hentzen <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> I've been manually mounting a directory on my Red Hat 8.0 Linux box to a NT
> 4 file server (running as a PDC.) I can manually mount, like so:
> mount -t smbfs -o username=bob //herman/herman_e /mnt/q
Aiee. The Samba stuff. Having fun yet? ;)
> Ok, next step is to make this happen everytime I turn my Linux box on. I've
> been poking around with automount and autofs. Read the man page for autofs
> and several 'tutorials' on the web, including Rahul Sundaram's apparently
> master HOWTO.
Use the standard facilities for this. The automounter, I believe, is for
mounting CD's and other stuff automatically when the system detects that one has
loaded a particular drive with media, but I'm not sure. I don't use any such
facilities on my boxes here...
This means that you must tweak /etc/fstab. Something like this ought to work:
//foohost/bar /mnt/foo smbfs username=foo,bar,baz=null 0 0
In the fourth field, I showed how to add extra options by putting bogus ones
there; they should be kind of obvious. But, just in case they aren't:
//foohost/bar /mnt/foo smbfs username=foo 0 0
Hope this helps.
Nate Reindl, silug.org's very own anarchist
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all under control by corporations." -- smj, on capitalism in the US
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