The Advent of Void: Day 2: sshfs
On Void you’ll find sshfs in the fuse-sshfs packages. It can be installed using the following command:
xbps-install -S fuse-sshfs
Once it is installed the only requirement on the remote site is a running ssh daemon with sftp support. To mount remotes /home/void on the local box make sure you have the target directory owned by the mounting user and call the following command:
$ sshfs email@example.com:/home/void /tmp/mnt
Depending on your ssh setup you may be prompted for authentication. Once the connection is established you can access the remote folder just like any local directory:
$ cd /tmp/mnt $ ls GNU_Manifesto.txt NSA_Backdoor_contract.pdf rockyou.txt
To unmount the filesystem you can use the
$ fusermount -u /tmp/mnt
If you like to use sshfs with
/etc/fstab it’s easy to do with Void:
firstname.lastname@example.org:/media/store1/bkp /backup fuse defaults,allow_other,reconnect,delay_connect 0 0
For Void the option
delay_connect is strongly recommended. It will delay
establishing the connection to the point when the filesystem is accessed. This
prevents mount errors in case the network hasn’t been set up when the
filesystem is mounted.
Also make sure you’re allowed to login without a prompt as you’re not able to enter it.
For more information about sshfs consult the sshfs manpage.