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Old 08-22-2008, 07:17 AM   #1
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Permanent Mounting ??

I have a script for my SVN Backup on Ubuntu Fiesty:
mount -t smbfs //IN-DOLLY/ /mnt/window2 -o username=tuxbuddy/<domainname>%<password>

sudo svnadmin dump  --incremental /home/ttvs/repository | gzip -c > /mnt/window2$
sudo svnadmin dump  --incremental /home/ttvs/repository | gzip -c > /mnt/window2
The Username and password is my personal credential which I change everytime in the script whenever my password changes.

Now I want to make it permanent.How Should i make that permanent entry in /etc/fstab (with credentials)..Is there any option for that?

Pls help
Old 08-22-2008, 08:01 AM   #2
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You don't want credentials in 'fstab' - that's world-readable. Instead you can do something like:

/dev/hdb2 /mnt/winduhs smbfs defaults,user,credentials=/home/me/some_dir/mycreds 0 0

Then you can make 'mycreds' readable only by you ... well, and also 'root' and anyone who mounts the HD on another system or ... well, OK, so the file is really not that secret after all, but at least other normal system users can't read it without doing something evil.

Another alternative is to create a directory /etc/creds and make it 'sticky' (like the /tmp directory) so people can put their own credential files in there rather than in their home dirs.


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