Mapping to your user/Lab data storage (CIFS)
Storage: Mapping lab folders or home directories
Access From Off-Campus
You can access these shares from inside campus, as well as from within VPN. Navigate to the VPN web client. For the Username, enter username@odyssey (where username is your Odyssey username (hptc in the example below)). For Password, enter your Odyssey password, and in the RSA Token code field, enter the six (or eight) digits currently displayed on your RSA keyfob or SecurID application.
Figuring Out the Server and Share You Want
You’ll have to identify which machine hosts your home directory or lab folder. You can figure this out by using ssh to login to Odyssey. (ssh requires an RSA key fob, but a fob is not required for using the storage described here. Please write to email@example.com if you don’t have an RSA fob.) Use
cd to go to the directory you wish to mount on your machine and type
df -h . (note the
.character at the end of the command):
[hptc@iliadaccess01 ~]$ df -h .
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
4.0T 8.5G 4.0T 1% /n/home12
The server name is the word before “:”, in the case above, helios. You will most likely need the fully qualified name, helios.rc.fas.harvard.edu. The share name is the name in between
/share_root. In the case above it is home12. All the instructions below use these values in the examples. You will need to substitute htpc, helios, and home12 with the values applicable to you.
Directions for Windows Users
After you have successfully authenticated above, double click on My Computer and choose Map Network Drive. Enter: rc\username and your Odyssey password. You may need to select “Connect using different credentials” if you have other shares mapped.
Click Ok on the login box and click finish. It should now connect and map the share on your machine.
Directions for Mac OS X Users
To connect on a Mac OS X box select Finder and then click Go > Connect to Server (or the keyboard short cut Apple+k).
Locate your file server using the technique described above and enter it as shown below:
Enter your Odyssey credentials as seen below:
Once you click finish, you should have your directory mounted.
Directions for Linux Users
The GUI way
On a Linux machine, click on “My Computer”. Select ” Connect to server”. Then Select “Windows Share” from the drop down list. Then type in your Odyssey credentials and share name. This is shown in the following sequence of images.
The command line way
As root, use a command sequence similar to the following:
mount -t cifs -o workgroup=RC,username=hptc //helios.rc.fas.harvard.edu/home12/hptc /mnt/odyssey
/mnt/odyssey can be any location on the filesystem. This will prompt you for a password. (If this give an error about a read-only filesystem, it could be because you don’t have the mount.cifs command installed on your system; install it.) Using this method, you will need to reissue the command every time you boot your computer.