Bug#407446: [Fwd: Re: Bug#407446: general: automatic mount network share in filesystem.]
On 24 Jan 2007, at 10:08 am, Jean-Michel wrote:
This seems to works with NFS.
But what's about Samba?
Out of the box, no, but it can do so if you create your maps
correctly; am-utils supports using arbitrary mount programs, so you
can tell it how to use smbmount, for example. See:
However, you will have the problem of what user to mount the
filesystem as, since SMB requires, as I understand it, authentication
against the server before you can mount the filesystem, and you then
mount the filesystem with the credentials and access rights of that
user. For read-only guest shares, that's not a problem, but for read-
write access it is. So (a) you'd have to hard code the access
credentials into the mount script you give to am-utils, and (b) all
users on the system would be accessing the SMB share with the access
rights of this hard-coded user. Again, that's possibly OK if this is
a single-user system, but it's no good on a multi-user system.