Windows shares no longer mounting on Linux

I use autofs to mount a windows share on my router, this stopped working with “mount error(112): Host is down”. Looks like it was due to some arch linux update, as per dmesg:

Specifying version 1.0 fixed it. (Note: this is just on my home network, you might want more security elsewhere). Fixed autofs …

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Running ansible from a windows host

This is partly based on instructions from https://servercheck.in/blog/running-ansible-within-windows but uses a virtual environment and no checking out from Github / manually installing packages. Install Cygwin. Include following packages: python openssl / openssl-devel python-crypto python-openssl openssh Install & configure pip, virtualenv & virtualenvwrapper as per http://atbrox.com/2009/09/21/how-to-get-pipvirtualenvfabric-working-on-cygwin/ Create a virtual environment for ansible with mkvirtualenv –system-site-packages ansi …

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