Lines prefixed with ">" are what Chirhart, Brian wrote.

>>> point is password protected (on the XP side) so I am prompted for a
>>> password.  How can I automate that?  Or should I create the share without
>
>a
>
>>> password?  I am not too worried about internal security so the share
>
>could
>
>>> have no password and that would be fine.
>>
>>Create a script called whatever.sh, chmod +x 755 whatever.sh and put that
>>script in a /usr/local/etc/rc.d.
>>
>>Put the following lines in that script
>>
>>#!/bin/sh
>>smbmount username=user password=pass and the rest of the parametars that
>
>you
>
>>are normaly using when mounting smb partition.
>>
>>Mind that if your startup script for samba is samba.sh your mounting script
>>must start with a letter after the letter s otherwise you would mounting a
>>samba share without smb daemon started.
>
>################################
>
>When I try the smbmount I get a "command not Found"
>
>I checked the man pages on mount and found mount_smbfs, but I can not find
>any options that would allow me to specify a username and password.
>
>I am not using Samba (at least I didn't load it... may be there by
>default???) - To map the drive I have a line in my /etc/fstab file that
>reads:
>
># Device                       #Mountpoint     FSType  OPtion
>//[EMAIL PROTECTED]/share      /ftproot        smbfs   rw.nosuto       0       0
>
>Once the server boots, I type "mount /ftproot" and then it asks me for the
>password for User.  After the password is entered, /ftproot contains the
>contents of the share on my XP system.  It was one of the things that I fell
>in love with about BSD - the ability to "see" XP shares with no special
>"magic".
>
>So anyway - I think there are several different approaches to this.  Can I
>modify my fstab file so that "auto" would work by somehow specifing a
>password?  Or is there a password option that I am missing in the mount or
>mount_smbfs commands?  OR...  is there a reason I don't have the smbmount
>command?

You are on the right track; it took me a while to figure this one out too. 

You've got your /etc/fstab file set up correctly. This is how the line for me 
looks, it's just like yours.

//[EMAIL PROTECTED]/SHARE       /mnt/chaos      smbfs   rw,noauto       0       0

To specify your username and password for the mount, you should create
/etc/nsmb.conf  the syntax for this file is shown in 
/usr/share/examples/smbfs/dot.nsmbrc

Here is an example from my machine:

#nsmb.conf
[CHAOS]
addr=10.0.3.3

[CHAOS:EDWARD]
password=XXXXXXXXX


Finally, to mount on bootup, create a file in /usr/local/etc/rc.d with the 
following contents (or something similar; you probably didn't name your share 
CHAOS):

[EMAIL PROTECTED] more /usr/local/etc/rc.d/010.chaos.sh
#! /bin/sh


case "$1" in

        start)
                echo "  Mounting CHAOS..."
                mount /mnt/CHAOS &>2
                ;;

        stop)
                echo "  Unmounting CHAOS..."
                umount /mnt/CHAOS &>2
                ;;

esac


Also, I make sure my /etc/nsmb.conf file is owned by root and chmod'ed 600 
because it contains a password in plaintext.

Don't forget to make sure that your file in /usr/local/etc/rc.d is chmodded at 
least 700 so that it's executable by, at the very least, the owner (should be 
root).

I hope this is clear enough to make some sense to you.

Regards,
Ed

>Thank you for all your help!
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