SSHFS (Secure SHell FileSystem) is a file system for GNU/Linux, BSD and other UNIX like OS that allows you to mount a remote directory in userspace (filesystem userspace) making use of FUSE and ssh. Once you mounted the remote directory you can do any operation over it as if it were a local DIR.
$ sudo apt-get install sshfs
You must enable EPEL repo
# dnf install fuse-sshfs
To mount a filesystem:
sshfs [user@]host:[dir] mountpoint [options]
If host is a numeric IPv6 address, it needs to be enclosed in square brackets.
To unmount it:
fusermount3 -u mountpoint # Linux umount mountpoint # OS X, FreeBSD
Mount remote dir
/var/www/flossblog into local dir
flossblog with default options.
$ sshfs sedlavcom:/var/www/flossblog flossblog.
To mount the remote file system after reboot add this line to the
user@host:dir mountpoint sshfs _netdev,noexec,nosuid,nodev,idmap=user,identityfile=path-to-private-key,port=23,allow_other,default_permissions,ServerAliveInterval=15 0 0
- _netdev: The filesystem resides on a device that requires network access (used to prevent the system from attempting to mount these filesystems until the network has been enabled on the system).
- noexec: No binary execution is allowed.
- nosuid: Ignore set-user-ID and set-group-ID bits.
- nodev: Do not interpret character or block special devices.
- idmap=user: Map the UID/GID of the remote user to UID/GID of the mounting user..
- identityfile: Specifies the path of the private key to make the connection, the user, in this case root, must be able to connect to the remote server using public/private key.
- port=23: Remote port.
- allow_other: Other users can access the file system.
- default_permissions: Local permission checking.
- ServerAliveInterval: Force the SSH connection to stay alive even if you have no activity.
- man sshfs
- Linux manual page