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Re: cron and network drives
Corinna Vinschen wrote:
If so and it is also true that passwordless logins will not have
access to mapped drives then we still have a mystery here as to why
it works on one machine and not on the other.
"I don't pretend to understand how the SMB code in Windows works."
Just to add to the topic here, what I've found out is that while one
cannot access mapped drives in such a scenerio one can access the same
place using UNC names. IOW if the T drive maps to \\server\share and
there exists foo.txt in there then cat t:/foo.txt fails while cat
//server/share/foo.txt works! It's beyond me why Windows would think
that one's a security problem while the other isn't (Then again consider
Microsoft's record on security... I rest my case! :-) ).
Anyways this forced me into finding another solution to my delimna
because hardcoding UNC names into my Perl code did not seem like a good
solution since I would need to keep different Perl scripts at the
different sites. Instead I cooked up a scheme that let the Perl code
determine which site it was running on by the local machine's IP address
and act accordingly. Since I removed all references to mapped drives
this oughta work but I guess I'll have to wait and see.
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