Network drives & ssh access

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Tue Aug 24 21:30:00 GMT 2010

On 8/24/2010 4:57 PM, Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
> --On Tuesday, August 24, 2010 4:49 PM -0400 "Larry Hall (Cygwin)" wrote:
>>> However, I set up the share using net use \\IP\share /savecreds, and that
>>> does mount the drive to Windows at least every time without prompting,
>>> and Cygwin locally is able to use it. It is only an issue with the SSH
>>> connection.
>> Well, that's a completely different thing then. You need Windows to
>> authenticate that share as the other user then. I think you're stuck
>> with "net use" option of the FAQ. You can either invoke it each time
>> you log in via ssh, put it in your favorite rc file, or have a separate
>> script to do it (which you'd invoke each time).
> I've yet to get "net use" to work for me via cygwin.
> net use Z: \\W.X.Y.Z\Share <password>
> tries to prompt me with a question:
> Z: has a remembered connection to \\W.X.Y.Z\Share. Do you want to overwrite
> the remembered connection? (Y/N) [Y]: No valid response was provided
> I.e., it never gives me the opportunity to answer the question.
> If I try changing the drive letter, I get error 67, the network name cannot
> be found.
> Note that "net use" by itself continues to show the "Unavailable" status for
> the Z: drive with that share.

Specifying the needed user name may help.  Otherwise, remove the saved
credentials and specify the user name and password directly when you
invoke the command.

Larry Hall                    
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A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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