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Old 01-17-2012, 08:52 AM   #1
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Smile Auto Mount using/etc/fstab a remote CIFS Windows share


Using RHEL 5. In my /etc/fstab I have the below entries (the last one is what I entered):
dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0
//192.168.10.5/Data /mnt cifs credentials=/etc/sambapasswords,_netdev,uid=testuser,gid=501 0 0

When I view the details of the boot procesess, the result is Mount Error 13 Permission Denied see refer to mount.cifs man page.

I have verified the file /etc/sambapasswords exisist and has the correct authentication data (username=testuser password=Password1.). Can anyone tell me what I need to do to correct this? If I manually mount the share it works fine using testuser and entering the password when prompted.
A million thanks for any help,
Johnn Mac
 
Old 01-17-2012, 10:09 AM   #2
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Is that host part of a DOMAIN? Did you try using username=<DOMAIN>/username in the credentials file? Another thing that you can try is do do the mount from the command line specifying the credentials directly with the user= password= options until you figure out what username and password combination is required and then modify the sambapasswords file accordingly.
 
Old 01-17-2012, 12:38 PM   #3
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I will enter the DOMAIN name and let you know.

Take care,
John
 
Old 01-17-2012, 12:52 PM   #4
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DOMAIN entry

Sorry that did not work. I will as you suggest, mount from the command line specifying the credentials directly with the user= password= options until you figure out what username and password combination is required and then modify the sambapasswords file accordingly, instead I will refer to the .creds file. The .creds file allows for it to connect but the permissions are not perfect so I will setup a cron job. For more information on .creds see below:

http://opensuse.swerdna.org/susesambacifs.html

Hiding the username and password

Any Linux user on the client machine who chooses to view the file fstab can of course read the {username,password} credentials required to be sent to the server to effect the mount. If this is undesirable, you can put the credentials in a hidden file, e.g. ".creds". For additional security you can make the file ".creds" readable only by the owner (rw----). The entry in fstab then becomes (all on one line):

//192.168.44.100/share /path_to/mount cifs
credentials=/path_to/.creds,_netdev,uid=client_user,gid=users 0 0
And the contents of ".creds" are two lines, like this:

username=server_user
password=secret
 
  


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