Windows Network Shares (CIFS) Service Description

CLAS Linux workstations will attempt to automatically mount various Windows network shares tied to your HawkID when you log in or when you first access them.

There is no sane mapping between permissions in UNIX/Linux and Windows so all files will appear to be owned by the user and permissions will be hardcoded to 0700. These network shares will be mounted under /mnt/cifs/ according to the following table:

Network Shares mount points
Service Mount Point
Argon /mnt/cifs/argon/<HAWKID>
RDSS /mnt/cifs/rdss/rdss_<HAWKID>
H Drive /mnt/cifs/home/<HAWKID>
CLAS Departmental /mnt/cifs/clas/departmental
CLAS General /mnt/cifs/clas/generaluse

There are many reasons you might not see one or more of the above shares:

  • You do not have access to the share or service.
  • You have access to the service using another users share.
  • Your RDSS account is configured for NFS access.
  • You used an ssh key to connect. (Therefore you didn't supply a password.)