home server

Fred Roller fred at fwrgallery.com
Tue Apr 13 11:53:48 UTC 2010

On 04/12/2010 08:34 PM, Hal Burgiss wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 7:24 PM, Ugur Arpaci<ugurarpaci at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> I have an old computer, and i want to use it as a server computer. I usually
>> use it for dynamic web applications. I 've already installed Ubuntu. Do you
>> suggest to use Terminal Server Client or SSH to create and transfer files
>> from my computer or can you option me something else?
> No contest, ssh. Infinitely portable, infinitely flexible. In fact, if
> its on your LAN, I'd consider mounting the server's filesytem via
> sshfs, then you can treat it as a local filesystem.
I have recently discoverd sshfs, great tool and easy to use once set 
up.  Download:

     sudo apt-get install ssh sshfs

make a local directory to mount to:

     mkdir ~/local_directory

edit your fstab (all one line):

     sshfs#[server_user]@[server]:/[directory] /[local_directory] fuse 
0       0

the port option is optional...  anyway, I change my ports for security, 
take it out and mount will default to 22.  Make sure uid and gid match 
the user with permission you are giving to mount the fs.  I am still 
learning the ins and outs so I can't tell you how to set it up to auto 
mount.  But you simply type

     mount ~/local_directory

and you are up, because of a quark you need to type:

     fusermount -u ~/local_directory

to umount the directory.  This is a great little tool.  Good call Hal.


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