Passwords in fstab
Posted on 2006-06-15
I have a troublesome user that keeps bugging me about this really little problem....I've been annoying him for a while...but I don't have anything else left to do so I'm going to attempt to appease him.
In fstab I have a network share that gets mounted like this:
\\server\share /mnt/BKUP smbfs user,password=something,uid=501,gid=501,username=thatguy 0 0
He doesn't like the fact that his Windows domain password is used in a plain text file and there is no encryption. All my linux boxs are no on the Windows domain because our IT department doesn't support it (that's why I have a job!).
1) Is there anyway to have passwords in fstab encrypted?
2) is there a better (encrypted) way to mount of file system?
It can't involve joining the domain or anything like that..."they" (IT) won't allow such a stable system run on there domain.
Let me know what you think.
500 POINTS cause I want to shut up my silly user!