Windows file share under Cygwin?

Andrey Repin
Tue Apr 5 16:05:00 GMT 2016

Greetings, Deni!

> We have Windows file share which is using NFS to share content.

You're contradicting yourself.
Windows (CIFS) file sharing is not the same as Linux (NFS).
You can have NFS server on Windows (Cygwin for example provide one), but I see
no reason to do so.

> I was assigned to install Cygwin on it so some application can connect over
> SFTP to that server.

Install on what?

> Now they need to access the shared folder from that application and the 
> app would pull data from that folder.

> The thing is that the folder is Windows shared folder (exmple;
> \\server\photos\).

It is a Windows shared directory access semantics.
Which does not make much of a difference between CIFS and NFS shares.

> The current Windows users need to be able to connect to that share (it is
> mapped to their M drive) and the app need to connect to SFTP and pull the
> data from there.

> My idea was to mount that NFS share in Cygwin and set it as /home 
> directory so when the app connects, it automatically goes there.

> My questions are: is this possible, and does anyone know any better 
> solutions?

> I am open for all suggestions.

I'm open for clarifications.
Right now, your message is a total mess I dare not to make sense of.
And I'm not going to guess, what did you mean, either.
Please clearly explain
1. The resources available locally.
2. The resources available remotely.
3. The method used to access remote resources.
4. The intended goal of your endeavor.

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 18:52:47

Sorry for my terrible english...

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