Can't access 'some' SMB network drives from ssh or cron
Fri May 18 09:28:00 GMT 2012
On 17 May 2012, at 10:00, Gareth Howell wrote:
> 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.
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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