force user = root
in my /etc/smb.conf file to force samba to consider all users that use the
zip share to be root
1. automount & samba & passwords
I have set up automount to access shares on a Win2k server. The
relevant files are given below:
/vol /etc/auto.vol --timeout=30
sulfurd -fstype=smb,username=MYUSER,password=MYPWD ://sulfur/d$
Now, I feel very uncomfortable with having an unencrypted password in
a text file. I tried to rewrite auto.vol as follows:
sulfurd -fstype=smb,username=MYUSER,password= ://sulfur/d$
sulfurd -fstype=smb,username=MYUSER ://sulfur/d$
sulfurd -fstype=smb ://sulfur/d$
I was hoping that I would be prompted to give the password and
possibly the user name at the time when the directory would be
Now, I have also added a line to /etc/fstab:
//sulfur/d$ /mnt/sulfurd smbfs fs=noauto,user,-o,username=MYUSER
Using mount (and implicitly smbmount) to mount the share I do get a
prompt for the missing password.
I am doing all this on a Mandrake 9.0 system.
I would really appreciate if somebody could tell me how set up
automount so that it prompts for the password. Alternatively, If a
password must be provided, I would like to know, whether it could be
stored in encrypted form, rather than plain text.
Thank you very much in advance for your kind help,
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