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How can I samba mount my CIMS home directory in Linux?
It's simple. First, create a directory in /mnt to act as your mount point. ie.
Next, samba mount your home directory like so (typed all on one line):
mount -t smbfs -o username=[YOUR USER NAME],ip=sam.cims.nyu.edu,workgroup=CIMSSMB //sam.cims.nyu.edu/[YOUR USER NAME] /mnt/myhome
Of course, you must substitute your user name for [YOUR USER NAME]. Now, you should be able to access your CIMS home directory via the mount point you created. To unmount the directory, type:
I'm one of those paranoid types. Is it possible to ssh tunnel my samba mount?
Sure it is. The following lines on a shell should have the desired result.
ssh -f -N -L 9900:myserver.cims.nyu.edu:139 email@example.com
mount -t smbfs -o username=myname,port=9900 //localhost/myname /local.mount.point
The second command needs to be run as root (via sudo or otherwise). You will be prompted for a password, which is your CIMS password. Of course you have to replace myname with your CIMS username, local.mount.point with your local Linux mount point, and myserver.cims.nyu.edu with your CIMS file server. You can also choose to use a local port other than 9900.