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Re: directory permissions problem with net use

Dave Sinclair wrote:
If I ssh (as root) into my Windows 2003 box running Cygwin and then in the Cygwin shell create a network share, then things don't quite work as I expected..

root@brandy /
$ net use s: \\\\\\svctools
The command completed successfully.
root@brandy /
$ df
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
C:\cygwin\bin         78148160  11690696  66457464  15% /usr/bin
C:\cygwin\lib         78148160  11690696  66457464  15% /usr/lib
C:\cygwin             78148160  11690696  66457464  15% /
c:                    78148160  11690696  66457464  15% /cygdrive/c
d:                      389140    389140         0 100% /cygdrive/d
df: `/cygdrive/s': Permission denied

Curiously, you can cd into subdirectories on the S: drive, but you can't list the root directory on S:

root@brandy /
$ cd /cygdrive/s

root@brandy /cygdrive/s
$ ls
ls: cannot open directory .: Permission denied

root@brandy /cygdrive/s
$ cd perl

root@brandy /cygdrive/s/perl
$ ls
docs                                   tc

which seems a bit weird.... if you go to the S: drive in an native windows command box, then dir S: works fine.....

Can anyone spot what I'm doing wrong? Why is permission denied in the /cygdrive/s directory even though one can cd into its subdirectories?
many thanks

Specify the user name and password to "net use"?  If this is not it, we
need 'cygcheck -srv' output, your '/etc/passwd' and '/etc/group' entries for
'root', and whether you ssh in with password or public key authentication.
The former should work.  The latter requires the user name and password
supplied to "net use" as I mentioned above.

-- Larry Hall RFK Partners, Inc. (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office 216 Dalton Rd. (508) 893-9889 - FAX Holliston, MA 01746

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