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Re: SSH into XP: mapped network drives disappeared!

At 03:02 AM 10/23/2003, Alexis Huxley you wrote:
>> Ah, common problem.  You've queried the wrong list.  See 
>> <>.
>Okay thanks, I'm in the process of trying to subscribe to it now.
>>>> 'net use' before the 'slogin' shows the Y: drive, and obviously I 
>>>> can cd to /cygdrive/y. 'net use' after 'slogin' shows Y: is there 
>>>> but "not  available", and attempting to cd to /cygdrive/y obviously fails.
>>>> I've read, and indeed this 'net use' check seems to confirm, that this 
>>>> is not a Cygwin problem at all, but an XP problem.
>>> My understanding is that network mapped drives will be marked Unavailable 
>>> IFF you did a "passwordless" login (however you managed to accomplish a 
>>> "passwordless" login). However I just tried an ssh passwordfull login and 
>>> mapped drives are listed as Unavailable! Guess my understanding of this is 
>>> screwed up!
>Exactly what I experience too; my PC account has a password (stored somewhere
>centrally), SSH requests authentication using this password (i.e. no 
>.rhosts/.shosts/publickey). But still the drives are not available.

As reported by 'net use'.  That doesn't appear to be very significant
from what I found.

>> Not necessarily.  Did you try to access the mapped drives?  They're still
>> accessible, even though they're not "available".  I'm not sure why Windows 
>Err ... how do you mean? What Cygwin commmands are you running that show
>they're still accessible? I mean I try cd'ing, or ls'ing and all report
>no such directory.

Right.  For you.  As I said, this works like I would expect when installing
and configuring as the Cygwin site says so I can only conclude that the
problem is your configuration.  That's why I directed you to the list, since that's where you got the information to configure
your installation.

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