Making samba permanent and auto-mount in linux

How to make Permanent mount of samba share in Linux and make it an auto mount as well
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Sometimes we need to make the samba mount as permanent in Linux, as we can make an nfs mount permanent.
Scenario: As samba mostly created on user authentication. so, here I use share-name as unixmate and user as unixmate as well, the password I’ve given is red.
My server address is, on client I’m using directory to mount with the name /smbc.
As to mount samba share we need to provide user credentials, but in this scenario we want it to be taken automatically. There are two ways of giving credentials, either keep username and password in a file and give information about it in /etc/fstab, or directly give username and password in fstab itself.
Let’s see the first one, where I’ve created a file called /pass and kept the credentials as follows:
In order to make a permanent mount of a samba share we need to make the entry in /etc/fstab as following.
In place of credentials, you can directly give username=unixmate,password=red

Use mount -a and verify whether it mounted automatically or not.

In order to work with auto mount, remove all the previous entries from /etc/fstab.
Once done, follow the steps below.
Just like nfs automount, you need to edit /etc/auto.master, the master configuration file.

Now, Create /etc/auto.samba as following
Restart autofs daemon
#service autofs restart
Navigate to /smb and mount will be happen automatic, once left after 10 sec mounting will be disconnected.

  1. Kiran Kumar

    April 5, 2016 at 9:19 am

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