To map your network drives
If mounting returns with an error about your user name or password. you have 2 options:
- Try using the IP of the server instead of its name: 22.214.171.124 instead of smb.seas.upenn.edu
- Try resetting your password.
To reset you password, visit:
Click on "Change Your SEAS Password" and enter your PennKey username and password.
Can I do this from home?
Sure but you will need to tunnel the samba service through an SSH client. Meaning that you log in to seas servers using a secure connection. And then you use the samba service to mount your home directories to your computer through a secure tunnel from your computer to your account on the seas server.
Here is a quick 3 steps example using the Putty ssh client.
- First we need to set up the tunnel between our computer and the seas servers. In the PuTTy configuration tree select SSH and Tunnels.
Now, create the tunnel between the local source port 139 and the destination smb.seas.upenn.edu.
- On Windows however, the local port 139 is already used by your machine for mounting local network drives. So you need to stop this service to get the remote network service. How? run this from the command prompt on your local machine: net stop server
- Now connect to the remote server, and you can mount your directories.
in the same way you do it from the lab.but since the service is tunneled to your computer , the network host is now the local host address 127.0.0.1. and your home directory can be mountedthrough:\\127.0.0.1\usernameinstead of:\\smb.seas.upenn.edu\username