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 TCPKeepAlive=no -o ServerAliveInterval=15 -o ServerAliveCountMax=3 -L 2222: root@beast -Nf

And this one mounts me remote file system

sudo sshfs -o idmap=user,allow_other,reconnect,TCPKeepAlive=no,ServerAliveInterval=15,ServerAliveCountMax=3 waktana@localhost:/home/wakatana /ubuntu -p 2222

The problem is that I am using unreliable link and this connection is often hanging (I am not able to access /ubuntu, text editor which has opened files from /ubuntu freezes etc.) despite the options that I've tried.

I've read about mosh that I would like to give a chance, but I do not know how can I create tunnel using mosh?

2 Answers 2


not yet possible. there is a pull-request for oob data which seems to work for some people, though: mosh/pull/583

all credits goes to guy named tribut from #mosh channel on freenode


I see "complaints" that mosh doesn't support X11 tunneling; I don't expect it supports anything other than an interactive terminal.

Might get slightly nicer behavior in gnome programs if you use Files' 'connect to server' with url 'ssh://host'. I.e. gnome vfs might handle hangs slightly better. Or not.

  • Unfortunately I do not use gnome but openbox and as I said the machine with desired FS is not directly accessible May 27, 2015 at 10:21
  • Ah, sorry. If you did use gnome, I guess you could hack something up in .ssh/config, maybe 'Match host' + ProxyCommand.
    – sourcejedi
    May 27, 2015 at 11:55
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    I find that gvfs has equivalent, or worse, performance than sshfs; Over slowish connections gvfs felt like it froze more often. Aug 3, 2015 at 15:51

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