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Old 02-10-2004, 01:02 PM   #1
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giving normal users mount capabilites


Is it possbile to give a normal user on the system the ability to mount a drive. I want my boss to be able to mount a network share on startup that requires a password. I know it could be done in etc/fstab file, but he won't want to have his password available to me in a file like that.
 
Old 02-10-2004, 01:11 PM   #2
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I don't think you need to put the password in fstab, simply specify the mount as 'user,noauto' and he'll give the password when mounting...
 
Old 02-10-2004, 01:25 PM   #3
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I want it to be setup so when he logs on to the system it is there ready for him to go without him having to do anything.
 
Old 02-10-2004, 04:34 PM   #4
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I think fstab only needs to be readable by root. If you are root, and he doesn't want you to know the pw, then it can't be saved on the pc and thus has to be retyped at every mount. No way out of this.
However, if you want the password to be saved in a script but not in fstab, you can use "sudo" to allow him (and only him) to run this script as root. Beware that sudo may introduce vulnerabilities in your system if not carefully configured.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 11:53 AM   #5
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Thats what I was hoping for, thanks.
 
  


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