Easy Filesharing in Linux (and Fast and Secure) using SSHFS

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If you are frustrated with Samba and would like something a bit more solid and speedier whilst being very easy to set up, check out SSHFS.

To install it you simply need to do

sudo apt-get install sshfs

Once that’s done you can mount a remote filesystem in a very similar way to accessing a remote machine via SSH


sshfs  -p2020 -o idmap=user $USER@laptop.com:/home/joseph/Projects ~/Mounts/Laptop/Projects

fusermount -u ~/Mounts/Laptop/Projects

You need to have previously created the local folder you are going to mount to (in this case /home/joseph/Mounts/Laptop/Projects)

Note also I am using a non standard SSH port with the -p2020 bit (using port 2020). If you are using standard SSH ports you can remove this, or of course change the port number to whatever you prefer.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SSHFS for more info

Tags: ubuntulinuxsshaccesssshfsfilesharingremote