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Re: crontab/mount problem

At 05:29 AM 9/28/2004, you wrote:
>Larry Hall wrote:
>>Read this:
>>If you've installed cron as directed, you won't have access to non-publicly
>>accessible shares.  Your options are to make the shares accessible to all
>>without authentication or run 'cron' as a service under the same user as owns the crontab.  The former opens up your share's permissions significantly.  The latter makes 'cron' usable by only you.
>>There's plenty in the email archives about all this too if you're looking for more reading.
>I'm wondering if this restriction also applies to e.g. DCOM permissions?
>I'm using cron to run a C# program (my own) which extracts contacts info from Outlook to an LDIF file, for importing into openldap.  This works fine on the command line, and works with cron running as myself.
>With cron running as System, using setuid to myself, the Outlook COM object model refuses access.  ("new Outlook.ApplicationClass" throws an UnauthorizedAccessException.)

Depends on what "new Outlook.ApplicationClass" is doing.  If it requires
authentication to get access to some network resource (i.e. the LDAP DB),
then this is the same problem.  Like Igor said in another post, a little
experimentation would probably clarify if this is the case.

Larry Hall                    
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