In this video, Kevin Dankwardt, discusses the convenience and usage of SSHFS—a file sytem over SSH. He also demonstrates how to use SSHFS to mount a directory from a remote server without having to do any server configuration and without having to be root
- [Voiceover] The SSHFS file system…is really handy, I use it quite a bit.…Now, it is FUSE-based, which means it's in user space,…and also, using it is not privileged.…So, ordinary users can just mount stuff with the SSHFS.…The communication between the client and the server…is done over SSH, so it's encrypted.…And when you use it without any special options,…it uses just a standard SSH network port,…so it probably works through a firewall, just great.…
But, you can, if you want, use a different port,…if you have a SSH server configured to a different port,…then that's fine too.…Be careful with sharing,…if multiple people are using SSHFS…at the same time, in the same directory,…it might not work well.…So, SSHFS tries to do some handy things like, read ahead,…and, if you want, you can have it do synchronous writes,…and you can have it do compression.…
And you can have it, through a file that you can create,…map user ID numbers, so that the names on things make sense.…You can see a bunch more information,…of course, on the man page.…
- Partitioning storage
- Creating, mounting, and unmounting file systems
- Formatting file systems
- Making volumes with LVM
- Adding storage security
- Managing swap spaces
- Backing up and recovering Linux storage systems
- Working with networked file systems like NFS and SSHFS
Skill Level Intermediate
Linux: Bash Shell and Scriptswith Kevin Dankwardt2h 46m Intermediate
Linux: Multitasking at the Command Linewith Scott Simpson39m 1s Intermediate
1. Disk Partitions, Formatting, and Mounting
2. Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
3. Security and Resource Constraints
4. Special Storage Features and Considerations
5. Networked File Systems
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