sshfs is a FUSE file system which allows to mount a directory on a remote system over SSH. It requires the SFTP subsystem being installed (default with OpenSSH server, but not included with smaller SSHd implementations like e.g. dropbear) on the remote system.

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What is a better way to deal with server disconnects of sshfs mounts?

I have several directories mounted through sshfs. I sometimes get disconnects from the server (not configurable by me). I usually mount the directories like this sshfs user@server.example.com:/home/...
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SSHFS specify key

I've got a question that I've not been able to find an answer for. I have two computers, both of which run Ubuntu Linux 12.04. I have set up my first computer ("home") to be able to SSH into my second ...
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sshfs mount, sudo gets permission denied

I am using sshfs to mount a folder with some python projects over ssh to my ~/ directory. $ mkdir -p ~/mount/my-projects $ sshfs user@example.com:/home/user/my-projects ~/mount/my-projects I can ...
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Unable to use -o allow_other with sshfs (option enabled in fuse.conf)

I have the following on my /etc/fuse.conf file: # Set the maximum number of FUSE mounts allowed to non-root users. # The default is 1000. ...
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what does `sshfs -oworkaround=rename` do?

For an operating systems class I'm taking, I've needed to run Freebsd5.4. Since I didn't want to wrestle with trying to build git on a version of bsd released before git was released, I thought it ...
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Do not halt the boot if an fstab mounting fails

I have this line in my fstab: sshfs#ecarroll@o99:/opt/dealermade/ftp/inc /opt/dealermade/ftp/inc fuse defaults,idmap=user,users 0 0 For whatever reason it didn't work -- that's fine. How do I make ...
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Using ACLs over read only/remote filesystem

I would like to define local ACLs to be used over a remotely mounted filesystem. The filesystem is mounted via autofs and sshfs FUSE. The idea is that we could setup a jailed user on a jump server ...
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how to set the sftp -s subsystem option in a configuration file

The sftp command supports a subsystem option (-s) which allows the remote user to select the remote sftp-server executable, and optionally upgrade to sudo in the process like so; sftp -s "/usr/bin/...
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SSHFS seems to be working, but Sublime + SSHFS doesn't?

I use the command, to mount my remote filesystem using SSHFS: $ sshfs -o uid=1000 -o gid=1000 root@10.0.1.198:/ "/home/chendy/my_mount" Everything seems to be happy, unless I try and open and save ...
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autofs with sshfs not working anymore [closed]

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10. Before that I backed up my autofs config which worked fine. I appended the line from my old /etc/auto.master to the new one: +dir:/etc/auto.master.d +auto....
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sshfs breaks symlinks from SFTP server

Does anyone know how to mount a remote SFTP path via SSHFS so that you can work with symlinks? When I do this, all the symlinks I create point to the wrong files (not the ones I linked to.) All the ...
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How do I use inotify or named pipes over SSHFS?

Thanks sshfs magic, I can mount my home dir from a remote server with sshfs user@server:/home/user ~/remote Optimistically, I thought I'd set a local inotify-hook on ~/remote/logFile (in the sshfs ...
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Is mkdir atomic over sshfs?

I am using mkdir as a locking mechanism, and to my knowledge mkdir is atomic, but it is not atomic over nfs. So my question is simple, is mkdir atomic over sshfs?
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sshfs always asking for password in fstab?

I'm trying to enter an sshfs mount in /etc/fstab with the following line: sshfs#oli@192.168.0.2:/media/usb0 /media/ExtHD fuse defaults,nonempty,allow_other 0 0 So that this volume is mounted at ...
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creating a device image for a network location

I have a dedicated ubuntu server with hetzner.de. hetzner also provides a seperate backup space accessible via samba/ftp/sftp/scp. In their support document about backups, the following line is ...
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As what user is an sshfs mounted folder being accessed?

I'm trying to do a network backup of a drive. There are two machines in this process. PC1: Distant machine with 2 hards sda and sdb sdb is the drive which needs backing up two users exist, root and ...
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How can I use arcfour encryption over sshfs?

A recent update to my Raspbian Raspberry Pi has made arcfour sshfs fail. From the client: $ sshfs pi:~ /tmp/alskdjflkasdf/ -o Ciphers=arcfour read: Connection reset by peer On the server at /var/...
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Connection reset by peer using sshfs

I am using a fuse/sshfs mount which worked fine so far. Now I had to reinstall the server system and suddenly getting the classic read: Connection reset by peer error. I am using public key ...
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UID/GID with sshfs of Linux FUSE

mkdir ~/mnt/2letter echo PASSWORD | sshfs -o password_stdin www-data@localhost:/var/www/sites/2letter ~/mnt/2letter -o sshfs_sync,cache=no,password_stdin After this: $ ls -ld ~/mnt/2letter/ drwxr-xr-...
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ls behaves differently under strace

I don't know how to debug this situation: 1) I try to execute: ls /home/user 2) ls blocks and does not print anything. I assume it is because /home/user contains /home/user/sshfs_files, which is ...
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Persistently mount remote filesystem? i.e. SSHFS/mosh?

I work with a very large remote filesystem, so I like to use mosh instead of ssh for low-connectivity persistent connections, or just when my computer sleeps. For editing files though, I mount the ...
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How does _netdev mount option in /etc/fstab work?

I'd like to know what is the exact mechanism (implementation) used to defer mounting until after network interface is up when one uses _netdev option in /etc/fstab? Does systemd alter this behavior? ...
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sshfs will not use ~/.ssh/config (on Linux Mint 15)

Local: Linux Mint 15 - Olivia /proc/version: Linux version 3.8.0-19-generic (buildd@allspice) (gcc version 4.7.3 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.7.3-1ubuntu1) ) ssh -V: OpenSSH_6.1p1 Debian-4, OpenSSL ...
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How can I get information about remote directories mounted through sshfs?

If I mount a directory from a remote server on my local machine using sshfs, how can I find out such details as: Whether any such mount is currently mounted; The user who mounted it; The remote and ...
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ssh to a specific machine within a network [duplicate]

I'm frequently transferring files and operating programs via ssh, and often from home. The machine I usually work on is a desktop at work that I cannot ssh to directly unless I'm already connected to ...
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sshfs over mosh tunnel

I am using sshfs over ssh tunnel. The reason for this is because I do not have direct access to machine from which I want to mount file system. This command establishes me tunnel: ssh -o ...
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Permissions issues with mounting remote server into a specific folder

I'm doing the following to mount a remote server to a specific path on my server: sshfs user@remoteserver.com:/backup/folder/ /home/myuser/server-backups/ However when I mount the server the folder ...
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Meaning of fsync() in sshfs+LUKS setup

Background: I'm investigating methods for encrypted storage on untrusted machines. My current setup uses sshfs to access a LUKS-encrypted image on the remote machine, which is decrypted locally and ...
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How do I share a mounted sftp drive?

My friend has a public server that he's given me read access to with SFTP. I've successully mounted it in Mint 17 with the command sshfs user-name@file-server:/location/I/want /mount/point/I/want -o ...
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Can I make a symlink point to different locations on different machines?

Before you say "no", a workaround would also be fine. Here is the situation: I have two machines local and compile, both including the same ~ over nfs from a third machine files. I would like to have ...
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Groups ssh user is apart of don't apply on SSHFS

I am connecting to a remote server over SSH but am running into a permissions issue. My remote account is thelq and primarily part of the group thelq. I'm also part of the generic group users. ...
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sshfs LocalForward without config file

I'm trying to add portforwarding to my sshfs-mount-scripts: sshfs tim@devserver1:/ /home/tim/mnt/devserver1/ -o SSHOPT=LocalForward 127.0.0.5:3306 127.0.0.1:3306 So far I've failed using the ...
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set umask for sshfs-mounted filesystem

I have a remote sshfs filesystem mounted on /mnt/data. Following is the relevant line in /etc/fstab: www-data@192.168.1.10:/var/www/ /mnt/data fuse.sshfs rw,noauto,nodev,nosuid,noexec,_netdev,...
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Monitor folders mounted via SSHFS

I want to monitor changes made a folder that is mounted via SSHFS. I have tried iwatch but it does not notify when a new file is created, below is the syntax I am using with iwatch: iwatch -e create ...
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Storing the private key password for auto-mounting SSHFS?

I connect to a server via sshfs using private/public key pairs. My local key needs a passphrase to use. NOTE: The public key has already been copied to the remote server. I'm looking for a method to ...
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sshfs - can't unmount the point

I mounted a folder on a remote machine using sshfs, but didn't specify -o allow_other flag thus can't access the mounted directory. When I try to mount over with -o allow_other option sshfs gives me ...
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Are remote LUKS volumes mounted locally with sshfs made visible to remote users?

I created an encrypted volume with LUKS and uploaded it to a remote directory on an untrusted host. I can mount it locally though. I first mount the remote directory locally with sshfs and then open ...
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how to map users and group with sshfs

As you can see below I'm able to map the user from kevcoder00 to kevcoder01 but the group gets mapped to marigold although that group does not exists on kevcoder01 l00py@kevcoder00:~$ sshfs -o idmap=...
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How to make ssh account capabele to only sshfs and rsync?

I'd like to make ssh account that is capable of doing two things: mounting (can be one) directory via sshfs performing backup&recovery of his/her desired directories using rsync I would love ...
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Do a command in all open shells

I use sshfs to do useful things on my dev box. I love it. But, I usually forget to fusermount -u before I close my lid (triggering hibernate). Then, when I come back, sshfs is frozen and I have to ...
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chroot into a sshfs folder

I am trying to chroot into a sshfs-mounted directory: mkdir remoteroot sshfs remote:/ remoteroot/ sudo chroot remoteroot/ but I get chroot: cannot change root directory to remoteroot/: Permission ...
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How to automatically mount remote directories on login / startup

Everytime I boot, I use sshfs to mount remote directories. I am thinking to put these short commands in my .bashrc, but that does not seem to be The Right Way™. What is the proper way to run sshfs on ...
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Force reconnect on sshfs drive mounted via fstab

I have a remote sshfs drive that I use on a daily basis. I previously executed the following command every time I booted up my computer. sshfs -o Ciphers=arcfour -o Compression=no -o reconnect remote:...
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Remount an SSHFS mount without umounting it

What is the equivalent to mount -o remount,ro in an sshfs mount? The only way I know is to do fusermount -u and then mount it again with sshfs -o ro.
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Looking for information on the FISH protocol

What I have found about fish:// (the kio protocol) is old and often incomplete. Is there anything that's new? Like a primer? Or is this something to put on the KDE todo list?
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User specific fstab for fusermount

I wonder if there is something like "user specific /etc/fstab" for fusermount? ~/.fstab, ~/.config/fstab, something the like, which would work in cooperation with FUSE. I used sshfs foo.bar: foo.bar/...
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Automating sshfs not working

I want to mount a remote directory and I want to automate this. So I write below script which not working properly. #!/usr/bin/expect -f spawn sshfs vedams@192.168.5.109:/home/user /mnt/remote expect ...
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Help me to replace sshfs with ssh?

I love to do just this: $ sshfs mountPoint myServer $ cp thisFile mountPoint I am now using LiveCD and I do not have sshfs utility available and I need run $ sudo dd /dev/sdb2 > mountPoint, how ...
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How to install sshfs on Linux Mint?

I am trying to install sshfs on Linux Mint to mount remote folders over SSH. I've Googled up and down on how to install sshfs (as the command is not available to me) and I'm beating my head against ...
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Unable to do paswordless ssh even after following standard procedure

I have two systems named Interface(10.1.1.87) and Client-Interface(10.1.1.91). I want to automatically mount an sshfs share from Client-Interface on Interface on boot. I am using the command: sshfs ...