> For obvious reasons I don't like specifying the password in
> plain view, so if you omit the password option, it prompts you.
the 'credentials' option allows you to keep the password out of plain
view (though still in plain text, unfortunately).
bash-2.05a# grep smbfs /etc/fstab
//server/share /mnt/mountpoint smbfs credentials=/root/blah.pass
bash-2.05a# cat /root/blah.pass
username = Administrator
password = password
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