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CCV users can access their home, data and scratch directories as a local mount on their own Windows, Mac, or Linux system using the Common Internet File System (CIFS) protocol (also called Samba). There are two requirements for using this service:
First, use SSH to connect to Oscar to set your CIFS password. Once logged in, run the command:
You will first be prompted for your "old" password, which is the temporary password you were given by CCV when your account was created. Then, enter a new CIFS password twice. You may choose to use the same password here as for your Oscar account.
Note: This command does not change your SSH login password... and changing the SSH login password does not change the CIFS password. The password texted to you when the account is created or when password is reset, is applicable to both the SSH login as well as CIFS but they have to be changed separately henceforth.
Now you are ready to mount your CCV directories locally using the following instructions based on your operating system:
\\oscarcifs.ccv.brown.edu\<user>as the Folder.
You can now access your home directory through Windows Explorer with the
assigned drive letter. Your data and scratch directories are available as the
~/scratch) of your home directory.
smb://oscarcifs.ccv.brown.edu/<user>and click "Connect".
Optional. If you would like to automatically connect to the share at startup:
CentOS/RHEL: $ sudo yum install cifs-utils Ubuntu: $ sudo apt-get install cifs-utils
Make a directory to mount the share into:
$ sudo mkdir /mnt/rdata
Create a credentials file and add your CCV account information (use the CIFS password):
$ sudo gedit /etc/cifspw username=<user> password=<password>
Allow only root access to the credentials files:
$ sudo chmod 0600 /etc/cifspw
Add an entry to the
$ sudo gedit /etc/fstab
fstab entry is the single line:
//oscarcifs.ccv.brown.edu/<user> /mnt/rdata cifs credentials=/etc/cifspw,nounix,uid=<localUser> 0 0
<localUser> to the login used on your Linux workstation.
Mount the share:
$ mount -a