SSHFS (Secure SHell FileSystem) is a file system for Linux (and other operating systems with a FUSE implementation, such as Mac OS X) capable of operating on files on a remote computer using just a secure shell login on the remote computer. On the local computer where the SSHFS is mounted, the implementation makes use of the FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) kernel module. The practical effect of this is that the end user can seamlessly interact with remote files being securely served over SSH just as if they were local files on his/her computer. On the remote computer the SFTP subsystem of SSH is used.
Both of them are installed with (after extracting from archives):
./configure make && make install
After installing, load the fuse module:
and then you can connect using:
sshfs user@host:/mount/point/on/host /mount/point/local
e.g. We need to work on /etc on host 192.168.1.24 from our machine. Our local mount point is /mnt/etc. We'll use:
sshfs firstname.lastname@example.org:/etc /mnt/etc
After that, the sshfs will ask for bobby password on 192.168.1.24. Success!