automount samba shares as devices in /mnt/

sudo vi /etc/fstab; Go//smb-share/gino /mnt/place smbfs defaults,username=gino,password=pass 0 0<esc>:wq; mount //smb-share/gino
the middle command between the ; and ; is the vi commands that insert that line into the last line of the file, the esc with the carets is literally hitting the escape key, you have to have the smbfs package installed to do it, I use it to access my iTunes music on my mac from my linux PC's with amarok so I can play the music anywhere in the house. among other things, it allows you to access the files on that share from your computer anytime you're on that network.

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Shorter and non-interactive echo "//smb-share/gino /mnt/place smbfs defaults,username=gino,password=pass 0 0" |sudo tee -a /etc/fsstab ;mount /mnt/place Also, it's unwise to store passwords in a world-readable file. One way to fix this is to remove the world-readable part (not advised) sudo chmod o-r /etc/fstab and a better way is to instead use the credentials parameter. For this save the username and pass in a file: echo -e "username=gino\npassword=pass">~/.smb.credentials ;chmod go-x ~/.smb.credentials and then use this line in fstab instead. echo "//smb-share/gino /mnt/place smbfs defaults,credentials=/home/$USER/.smb.credentials 0 0" |sudo tee -a /etc/fsstab ;mount /mnt/place This way your username and password is tucked away in your home dir. Note however, that it's still in plaintext, and any user with root access can still view it. A more secure method is to use smb4k or another user-space program that stores passwords encrypted, although it's not quite as seamless. Nonetheless, session managers tend to work out ok figuring these bits out, and symlinks make it relatively painless, without exposing a password.
clockworkavian · 497 weeks and 2 days ago
TYPO: i typed fsstab on accident. Sorry about that.
clockworkavian · 497 weeks and 2 days ago
I was wondering how to fix that actually... that bothered me too. also, I did the interactive command because in my experience, using echo "This is my sentence" > myFile causes "myFile" to be overwritten with just that sentence. I don't know why bash is behaving like that, it just does.... unless that's why you piped to sudo tee rather than piped stdout to fstab.
GinoMan2440 · 495 weeks and 6 days ago

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