Can't access 'some' SMB network drives from ssh or cron

Gareth Howell
Fri May 18 09:28:00 GMT 2012

On 17 May 2012, at 10:00, Gareth Howell wrote:

> Hi
> I asked this a day or so ago but got no responses. I'm posting again just in case it just got missed.
> I have cygwin (latest) running on an XP machine. It needs to access two workstations running Win95 and one running Win98.
> At the windows level, there are drive maps to the 'C' drives on the three workstations as X:, Y: and Z: and the filesystems can be seen.
> Cygwin's fstab has lines to mount the same network shares (using UNC paths) under the /mnt directory.
> The two Win95 shares and the single Win98 share show up just fine as type vfat when I do a 'mount' when running cygwin terminal on the XP machine.
> If I log in remotely using ssh (as Administrator), the two Win95 shares show up as before, but the Win98 share shows up as type unknown and I can't access the filesystem. The same occurs if a job is run using the Administrator's crontab.
> I can see it's probably a permissions issue, but I can't get to the bottom of it or understand why the behaviour is different between Win95 and Win98.
> Any guidance would be welcome.
> Gareth

I've avoided the problem by accessing the three old machines via another proxy at the remote site. This one can see all three workstations OK over SSH.
There is a new problem now, but I'll start a new thread for that.


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