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Re: fstab mounted windows shares

On  0, curtis <curtis@npc-usa.com> wrote:
> Question:
> In order to mount at boot windows shares I have the following fstab entry:
> //Server/sharename    /home/Servershare    smb    
> username=user,password=password    1    2
> In order for this to work, of course, the username and password are in 
> my case, my Domain Username and Password.  These are entered in the 
> fstab in plain text.
> The problems are evident.
> 1. There is the issue of safety.
> My password is basically available in text format.
> 2. There is the issue of password changes.
> We have an policy whereby everyone must change their password every 4 
> months, which would mean going in and having to change this every 4 
> months as well.
> Surely there is a way to not have to enter my username and password in 
> the fstab. Or is there?

I'm not so sure.  The way 'doze does it is to store your samba
password hash in the registry.  Anyone with that hash can access any
of your windows resources...

Mmmm, security as it should (not) be...

Tom Cook
Information Technology Services, The University of Adelaide

"That you're not paranoid does not mean they're not out to get you."
	- Robert Waldner

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