While the ServiceDesk will tell you this is impossible, I have finally figured out how
to mount the 'W: disc' when connected to the HAN staff network using a non-HAN laptop
(e.g. one running Linux). Drop me a note if you're interested.
Sharing files using SURFdrive
One workaround for sharing files with your coworkers is to use
the project is in a pilot phase. You can contact the HAN ServiceDisk and
ask to be added to that group. You'll receive an email to which you'll
heve to reply that that you're ok with the beta character of the project,
and you're in (may take a day or two).
There is no Linux client for SURFdrive, but you can use the FOSS
client. As the server address, use https://surfdrive.surf.nl/files
You can share files by copying them into shared directories on your local
disc, and set sharing permissions using the
Note that once you setup a sync connection between a local directory and the
SURFdrive root directory, no other connections are possible. Hence,
for flexibility it is preferable to create a subdir on SURFdrive and connect
your local dir to that.
Of course, in order to share files, your colleagues will need an account too.
Ideally, I would like to have a Windows machine that syncs the network
directories that I need with my SURFdrive, but if I understand correctly,
SUFRdrive doesn't work on HAN-controlled laptops (but the IT-department
might be able to help out there), whereas the network share can't be
mounted on non-HAN-controlled laptops (true?), so they may be mutually
The command-line client
The ownCloud client comes with a command-line version called owncloudcmd,
which is useful for scripting and cron jobs.
This version doesn't use the config file — all options must be provided on
the commmand line. Simply type owncloudcmd to get an overview of the
WebDAV user name password
You will need a webdav password. Go to the SURFdrive website, and in the top-right
click on your photo (account) and select Personal. In the menu on the
left, click on WebDAV and in the page body click on the Generate password
button. Your user name is simply <your firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Sync your whole SURFdrive to/from a local directory:
owncloudcmd --nonshib --user <user@domain> --password <webDAV passwd> ~/localDir/ https://surfdrive.surf.nl/files/remote.php/nonshib-webdav/
Sync a single SURFdrive directory to/from a local directory:
owncloudcmd --nonshib --user <user@domain> --password <webDAV passwd> ~/localDir/ https://surfdrive.surf.nl/files/remote.php/nonshib-webdav/remoteDir