severely OT; re PUTTY [ssh]

David Benfell benfell at
Tue Jul 10 18:35:17 UTC 2007

On Sun, 08 Jul 2007 23:12:44 -0700, Garrett Cooper wrote:
> Chad Perrin wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 09, 2007 at 12:44:46AM -0500, Tim Daneliuk wrote:
>>> P.S. If anyone tells anyone else that I know this stuff about Windows
>>>      I will deny it loudly and come looking for you.  I do not need
>>>      any more conversations that start with, "Oh, you're a computer
>>>      engineer - I have this problem with my/childrens'/wife's/dog's
>>>      Windows machine..." :)
>> "Oh, well that's your problem right there.  Here, try FreeBSD, or maybe
>> this MacOS X thing, instead.  That should solve the problem."
>> Isn't that the right answer to all such questions?
>    Although ideal to use FreeBSD/OS X, many circumstances force people to 
> use Windows (for now..).
>    Another possible solution (since Tim brought up Windows -> BSD): 
> automount with mount_smbfs should do the trick. Just having the Unix server 
> run Samba would do the trick though.

Yeah, I like this trick.  And it worked for a while.  Beautifully, I should
add, except when Windows did its stupid media preview thing that took
forever while navigating through directories.

Then that idiot IT team at my university cut it off, I assume through
packet filtering rules.  (I wish they'd focus on getting things working
that they're supposed to be supplying instead.)

David Benfell, LCP
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