Of all the things to spend a couple hours figuring out... All I wanted to do was to have certain shares mount upon login. Who knew that it would be so complicated in Mac OS X?
Here are a few methods I investigated:
1. Create alias of shared volume and drag into Login Items
I harrassed Victor A. for a long time, and he suggested this one. Unfortunately, it doesn't work.
2. NetInfo entry
I tried following some directions I found online, but I had no luck mounting my AFP share. A dynamically mounted share sounds ideal because I would really much rather have the share mount itself only when accessed... but the point was moot because I couldn't get anything to work.
3. Shell scripts
I created shell scripts like this:
# mount afp volume mkdir /Volumes/sharename mount -t afp afp://username:email@example.com/sharename /Volumes/sharename
# mount smb volume mkdir /Volumes/sharename2 mount_smbfs //myserver/sharename2 /Volumes/sharename2
# mount 2nd smb volume mkdir /Volumes/sharename3 mount_smbfs //myserver/sharename3 /Volumes/sharename3
I then used LoginWindow Manager to get the shell script to run upon login and logout, and the following is what happened:
- The AFP volume mounted, and the first SMB volume mounted. The second SMB volume did not mount.
- I got the dreaded "mount_afp: the mount flags are 0000 the altflags are 0020" message upon mounting the AFP volume. Yippee.
- All volumes were mounted with root:unknown ownership, which was also the ownership of every file and folder within.
- The AFP volume was read-only even to my user account, despite the bizarre root:unknown ownership. SMB volumes were unreadable without sudo.
Lame, and not useful.
I am an fstab moron, and couldn 't find any examples of configuring it to mount AFP/SMB. I'm not sure if it's even possible.
5. Jean-Michel Marino's AutomountMaker program (it works!!)
This just worked, and I wish I had tried it first instead of trying to be fancy. I created scripts with AutomountMaker and dumped them into my Login Items list in the Accounts system prefs.
--- So there you go. Anyone have fancier ways of doing this? :)