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Re: Eeek?! smbmount is deprecated?!

On Wed, Jul 11, 2007 at 11:35:51PM -0500, Kent West wrote:
> Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 11, 2007 at 09:04:29PM -0500, Kent West wrote:
>> [a bunch of resolved cifs/smbfs stuff... ]
>>> And finally, the last issue remains: if mount normally must be run by 
>>> root, how can I give non-root users access to mount shares without 
>>> knowing before-hand what shares to pre-populate /etc/fstab with?
>>> It would be much easier just to continue using smbmount, but like I say, 
>>> I'm trying to be a good, forward-going sort of guy rather than living in 
>>> the fading past....
>> I;m jumping in here. What makes you think smbmount is going away? its
>> still listed as a file in the sid versions of samba stuff.
> The man page, as in ...

d'oh. (rtfm rtfm rtfm...)

>> maybe the solution to your problem is to go right around it and use
>> automount (can you use that with samba? I think so) and just set up
>> automounts for everything that could be mounted.
> I'm not really familiar with automount, but doesn't it require you to 
> pre-define the available mounts (as your question indicates)? That would 
> prevent Joe User 1 on his Windows box from sharing out a folder on Saturday 
> evening so Jane User 2 on the Linux box could get to the pictures from the 
> birthday party that day, unless the admin of the Linux box had already 
> foreseen that Joe User 1 would be doing that, in which case I suspect the 
> admin could be doing a lot better things with his prophetic gift than 
> adminning a Linux box.

yeah, okay. I like wackojacko's idea - LinNeighborhood.

automount won't do it for you.


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