Mounting your home directory securely
You must be on the CS Network or on CS VPN.

 

 

To mount your CRF home directory from a Windows or Linux workstation (that is not CRF maintained), please follow these steps. (This will only work from within the CS network.)

 

Linux

1.    Do you have a WIN-CS account?
If not, get a WIN-CS account.  Most faculty, PhD, and academic staff should already have an account.  If you don’t have a WIN-CS account, please contact CRF to get a WIN-CS account.

 

2.    As root from your Linux workstation, you can mount your CRF home directory using  mount –t smbfs:

 

3.    For faculty, the command would be something like:

mount –t smbfs –o username=WIN-CS\\bob //crystal.cs.columbia.edu/bob /mnt

 

For academic staff, research, and guest users, type:

mount –t smbfs –o username=WIN-CS\\jane //quartz.cs.columbia.edu/jane /mnt

 

For students and visitors, type:

mount –t smbfs –o username=WIN-CS\\joe //vespene.cs.columbia.edu/joe /mnt

 

 

Windows

If your Windows XP workstation is part of the WIN-CS domain, your Z: drive should already have your home directory mounted, and you can continue using the Z: drive to access the files in your home directory.

 

To determine if your Windows XP machine is part of the WIN-CS domain:

1.    Click on “Start”

2.    Right-Click on “My Computer”

 

3.    Click on “Properties”

(The “System Properties” window should appear)

4.    Click on “Computer Name” tab

5.    If you see: “Domain               win.cs.columbia.edu”, then the PC is part of the win-cs domain

 

 

If your computer is not part of the WIN-CS domain, then follow these steps to mount your home directory securely.

 

1.     Do you have a WIN-CS account?
Get a WIN-CS account.  Most faculty, PhD, and academic staff should already have an account.  If you can’t mount your home directory, please contact CRF to get a WIN-CS account.

 

2.     Click on “Start”

 

3.     Click on “Run”

 

4.    For faculty, type:

Type: \\crystal.cs.columbia.edu\username  (where “username” is your account username, like thomas or akt2034)

4.    For academic staff, research, and guest users, type:

Type: \\quartz.cs.columbia.edu\username  (where “username” is your account username, like thomas or akt2034)

For students and visitors, type:

Type: \\vespene.cs.columbia.edu\username (where “username” is your account username, like thomas or akt2034)

 

5.    You should see a new window prompting for your username and password.

Type in username as: WIN-CS\username

Type in your WIN-CS password

 

6.    You should now see a new window pop-up with your home directory.

 

7.    If you have any problems with mounting your home directory, please contact CRF.

 

Mac

 

Using command line,

 

1.    Create Mount point.

e.g. mkdir /mount

 

2.    Mount home directory

syntax for PhD:

mount -t smbfs //username@vespene.cs.columbia.edu/username /mnt

e.g. mount -t smbfs //thomas@vespene.cs.columbia.edu/thomas /mnt

<enter your win-cs passwd>

 

Using GUI,

 

1.    Click on the finder.

 

2.    Hit Apple+K to connect to server and type in the following address:

for PhD:

smb://username@vespene.cs.columbia.edu/username

e.g. smb://thomas@vespene.cs.columbia.edu/thomas

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