Mount a remote file system through ssh Using sshfs

If you want to access a remote file system through ssh you need to install sshfs.sshfs is a filesystem client based on the SSH File Transfer Protocol. Since most SSH servers already support this protocol it is very easy to set up: i.e. on the server side there’s nothing to do. On the client side mounting the file system is as easy as logging into the server with ssh.<--break->

sshfs Features

  • Based on FUSE (the best userspace filesystem framework for linux)

  • Multithreading: more than one request can be on it’s way to the server

  • Allowing large reads (max 64k)

  • Caching directory contents

  • sshfs runs entirely in user space. A user using sshfs does not need to deal with the root account of the remote machine. In the case of NFS, Samba etc., the admin of the remote machine has to grant access to those who will be using the services.

Install SSHFS in Debian/Ubuntu

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