Mounting Remote Folder Through SSH

SSH is a very convenient tool on Linux that can be used to SSH Port Forwarding on Linux, Proxy Using SSH Tunnel and others besides its basic functions (remote shell). We can also use SSH to mount a remote folder to a local directory.

We can use sshfs to mount remote folder through SSH tunnel securely over network.

Install sshfs

Install sshfs by yum:

$ sudo yum install sshfs

Mount folder on sever to local folder

Then we can use sshfs to mount a remote directory:

$ sshfs username@server:/path/to/folder /path/to/mount/point

Unmount it

We can unmount the directory by fusermount:

$ fusermount -u /path/to/mount/point

Eric Ma

Eric is a systems guy. Eric is interested in building high-performance and scalable distributed systems and related technologies. The views or opinions expressed here are solely Eric's own and do not necessarily represent those of any third parties.


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