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

Do you want a separate home directory from the one specified in /etc/passwd? You could always 'mount -fsb //computer/A_home /A_home'...

Larry Hall wrote:

At 09:36 AM 9/21/2004, you wrote:


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.

how can more than 26 users (user A, user B, ... user Z) mount their
is there a way to solve this problem?

Is that pubkey or password authentication?

Why not use the UNC path directly instead?

Larry Hall
RFK Partners, Inc. (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
838 Washington Street (508) 893-9889 - FAX
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