I am currently using cifs to mount some network shares (that require authentication) in /etc/fstab. It works excellently, but I would like to move the authentication details (username/pass) outside of fstab and be able to chmod it 600 (as fstab can have issues if I were to change its permissions). I was wondering if it is possible to do this (many-user system, don't want these permissions to be viewable by all users).
//server/foo/bar /mnt/bar cifs username=user,password=pass,r 0 0
//server/foo/bar /mnt/bar cifs <link to permissions>,r 0 0
(or something analogous to this). Thanks.