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Re: trouble accessing samba shares with spaces and/or parentheses
On 12/22/2012 12:27 AM, Andrew DeFaria wrote:
Or you can just do
$ # \'s doubled because bash swallows them and net use requires them.
$ net use \\\\<server>\\share
Okay, I did not know the letter could be ommitted.
More importantly, is it possible to mount a network share, using cygwin, so that it becomes visible/available in explorer?
Again, no mounting is required. Open up Windows Explorer and type in the UNC (\\<server>\<share>) and there you are!
It would be that simple, if there were no credentials involved.
The scope of mounting seems to be limited to a process (tree). Every service must mount separately.
That's not been my experience.
Or have I missed something?
Might have. What have you tried?
1) Let user xx mount a share with 'Map network drive',
2) use ssh to login as xx@machine and type 'net use': There are no entries in the list.
It's the same for the services. I can give you the one-liners.
Windoze seems to lack a system level mount, such as we see on *nix.
It can be argued that there is no fundamental problem with this. But in practice I now need to manage credentials and connect/disconnect in
several places (i.e. services).
Some questions come to mind:
* Is there a way for the service to find out which shares are mounted by the user (and which credentials)?
* The (plaintext) credentials are known to the app. Can I use the windows vault in some way, via CredWrite() / CredRead() ?
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