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Mastering Ubuntu Server by Jay LaCroix

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Mounting remote filesystems with SSHFS

Earlier in this chapter, we took a look at several ways in which we can set up a Linux fileserver, using Samba and/or NFS. There's another type of file sharing solution I haven't mentioned yet, the SSH File System (SSHFS). NFS and Samba are great solutions for designating file shares that are to be made available to other users, but these technologies may be more complex than necessary if you want to set up a temporary file-sharing service to use for a specific period of time. SSHFS allows you to mount a remote directory on your local machine, and have it treated just like any other directory. The mounted SSHFS directory would be available for the life of the SSH connection. When you're finished, you simply ...

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