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I have a Windows 2003 server running a SSH server (WRQ Reflection), how would I ssh to it and specify a specific drive letter? (like the D: drive)

ex: from another workstation: ssh d:

When I do that it fails and I get this error: "exec request failed on channel 0" If I simply SSH to that same windowsbox without trying to specify a drive letter I get a Windows (CMD.EXE) command prompt shell on the C: drive. I can then run any windows command.


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ssh ssh:// as example for D:\path\to\file physical path.

Newer tried path with spaces, can say nothing

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thanks for the quick reply! I tried what you suggested: ssh ssh:// ssh: Could not resolve hostname hostname nor servname provided, or not known" – Jean Gionet Mar 16 '12 at 19:04
@JohnnyG76 - use known to exist hostname for connect (I wrote just fictional URL). Path doesn't correlate to resolver work in any way – Lazy Badger Mar 16 '12 at 20:02

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