Access to Network Drive under ssh

Thu Jun 29 16:48:00 GMT 2006

David Greene wrote:
> I tried to do a manual mount with no success:
> $ net use H: \\samba-drive\dag
> H: has a remembered connection to \\samba-drive\dag. Do you
> want to overwrite the remembered connection? (Y/N) [Y]:
> No valid response was provided.
> The strange thing here is that "net use" didn't even wait
> for me to answer the question.

Yup, 'net' doesn't understand tty's (which is what you get with ssh). 
Basically, if 'net' needs to ask you anything, it won't work, and your 
only recourse is to complain to Microsoft.

Since you've let the cat out of the bag, my own problem is a little 
stranger. I can see my drives just fine, but for some reason I can't 
write to them (works fine from a 'at the glass' session). Worse, it only 
happens on my Win2K3 computer; my XP one, using almost the exact same 
setup otherwise, is fine.

Anyway, the way I generally get things... well, closer to working, is to 
create a service that calls 'bash -c <some-sshd-init-script>', and have 
the script issue a bunch of 'net use <foo> <bar>' commands and then exec 
sshd. That way you don't have to worry about connections being 
remembered, because they will always be created for you when sshd starts up.

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