PLUG: Automounting Remote Home Directories with SSHFS

Utah Open Source
Utah Open Source
Public group

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month

Online event

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Looking for a way to access a remote filesystem seamlessly and securely?
SSHFS is a user-space filesystem built on top of SFTP (which is built on SSH), and it works practically anywhere you can use SSH. Rather than being limited to direct file transfers, you can mount a remote directory onto the local filesystem and access files as you normally do - edit files in place, execute builds, even grep log files.
Autofs is a mechanism to automatically mount a filesystem on demand (whenever it is accessed), rather than having to manually mount it or requiring it to be mounted at boot time. This is great for remote filesystems that may experience periodic connectivity disruptions.
Combining the two, James will show how he setup his kids computers to automount their home directories from a shared server whenever they login.

This meeting will be online.