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 +====== How to use SSHFS to mount anything ======
 +SSHFS ("SSH File System"​) is a system to let you mount **anything** on **any machine** that you can SSH to.  To use it on Ubuntu:
 +  $ sudo apt-get install sshfs
 +  $ sudo adduser <​your_userid>​ fuse
 +You can install it on RHEL5/​CentOS5 [[http://​​fuse/​fuse-sshfs.html|these directions]]. ​ You don't even have to be root to use it (provided you are in the '​fuse'​ group, or you "chmod 777 /​dev/​fuse"​).
 +  register$ mkdir mntpoint
 +  register$ sshfs break:/ mntpoint
 +  register$ ls mntpoint
 +   ​a ​   boot  etc   ​initrd ​ lib64       ​media ​ mnt  opt               ​proc ​ sbin     ​srv ​ t    u    var
 +   ​bin ​ dev   ​home ​ lib     ​lost+found ​ misc   ​net ​ post-changes.tar ​ root  selinux ​ sys  tmp  usr  x
 +  register$ echo something > mntpoint/​etc/​yp.conf
 +   bash: mntpoint/​etc/​yp.conf:​ Permission denied
 +Neat, but what if we want root access to that system? ​ Well, you can do:
 +  register$ sshfs root@break:/​ mntpoint
 +You'll need the root password to that last bit.
 +You can go all crazy and mount a bunch of stuff at once:
 +  pac00# for A in `seq 0 9`; do mkdir pac0$A ; sshfs pac0$A:/ pac0$A ; done
 +That will make a directory for pac00 .. pac09 and mount that system'​s root there. ​ Then you could go nuts with some scripts to modify each system.  ​
 +Because this works on **any** system you can SSH to, it cuts through NAT routers and firewalls, and you can mount almost any OS, including:
 +  * Linux
 +  * VMWare ESX
 +  * Solaris
 +  * FreeBSD
 +  * Mac OS X
 +  * Windows (if you've installed an SSH server like Cygwin)
how_to_use_sshfs_to_mount_anything.txt ยท Last modified: 2010/12/03 23:27 by tkbletsc