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Cool User File Systems, Part 1: SSHFS

Jul 15, 2010, 18:34 (0 Talkback[s])


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"In keeping with our current theme of cool user-space file systems, this article examines the first user-space file system I ever used: SSHFS. SSHFS has a client that can mount and interact with a remote file system as though the file system were local. It uses sftp so it's as secure as sftp is (I'm not a security expert so I can't comment on the security of ssh). SSHFS can be very handy for working with remote file systems instead of copying files back and forth from remote systems or having to worry about a shared file system. People have even used it for making backups.

"This article is just a quick overview of SSHFS because there are a very large number of SSHFS howto's for various Linux distributions (Google is your friend). While the basics of installing and running SSHFS are covered here, the various howto's are much more comprehensive."

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