Mounting your Nikhef home directory using SSH
when Windows File Sharing is enabled


This tutorial contains screenshots for the English version of Windows 2000/XP.
Separate instructions for other versions of Windows are also available: To be able to mount a Windows share over SSH we will need This part of the tutorial is split into the following steps:
  1. As most people do not have a spare real network adapter in their computer, we will add an extra virtual network adapter by installing the Microsoft Loopback Adapter.
  2. After that, the network adapter must be properly configured.
  3. Then we set up a special PuTTY session with the right port-forwarding.
  4. Finally, we start PuTTY and mount our Nikhef home directory.

Installing the Loopback Adapter

To install the Loopback adapter follow these steps: You are now ready to configure your newly installed Loopback adapter. Even though Windows might not ask you to, reboot anyways (heey, it's a Microsoft OS ;-)).
From reports I've seen on the Internet a reboot is sometimes required for the loopback adapter to come up properly.

Configuring the Loopback Adapter

Now that your newly installed loopback adapter is up and running we must configure it properly:

Configuring PuTTY

Set up a special PuTTY session with the appropriate port-forwarding:

Putting it all together

Now that we have configured both our loopback adapter and PuTTY we can put it all together and mount our Nikhef home directory as a Windows share:

Mapping a network drive

To make life even easier it might be handy to map a network drive to your Nikhef home directory: