SCP is working, but the sshfs is displaying the above error.

sudo sshfs -o allow_other -o transform_symlinks username@ /media/SSHFS_bbb
  • You are saying sudo scp username@ /tmp works, while the sshfs command above doesn't? Mar 9, 2016 at 5:53
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Found the solution - host key is changed, Need to update it.

update the Host key of the IP address

sudo ssh-keygen -f "/root/.ssh/known_hosts" -R

After this sshfs is working, I am able to mount the complete file system.


In my case, I have done:
-o ssh_command='sshpass -p xxx ssh'
password is right, and get "Connection reset by peer", after remove the option, succeed.


in my case, it was the ControlPath ssh-config value which couldn't handle the connectionURI (in my case a stack-url containing @).
I changed my ControlPath in ~/.ssh/config to:

ControlPath ~/.ssh/sockets/%C

and then it worked

ps. make sure the sockets-dir exists (run mkdir ~/.ssh/sockets e.g.)

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