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Re: multi-user environment: mounting a lot of shares via ssh

Larry Hall wrote:
> At 09:36 AM 9/21/2004, you wrote:
> >hi
> >
> >while 'shares' can be mounted in a ssh session via 'net use' by a single
> >user, it seems that in a multi-user environment, the users have to make
> >sure, that they do not re-use already mapped drive letters.
> >
> >consider the following example:
> >
> >user A:
> >1. ssh <host>
> >2. net use h: \\\\computer\\A_home
> >3. ln -s /cygdrive/h /HOMES/A
> > --> ok
> >
> >user B:
> >1. ssh <host>
> >2. net use h: \\\\computer\\B_home
> > --> System error 85 has occurred.
> >     The local device name is already in use.
> >
> >question:
> >how can more than 26 users (user A, user B, ... user Z) mount their
> >HOME-directory?
> >is there a way to solve this problem?
> Is that pubkey or password authentication?

> Why not use the UNC path directly instead?

because of the following reasons:


i want to make the home-directories available in the directory /HOMES:
and i think it's not possible to link to a UNC path (eg. ln -s
<UNC_path> /HOMES/A) is it?

2. not every binary (tool) can handle UNC-paths

3. i would like to set up an environment, where *unix*-scripts+tools do
not have to know anything about UNC_paths.


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