help to mount remote ubuntu filesystem

K V vale.kenny at
Thu Jun 24 18:35:17 UTC 2010

If you have sshd installed on the remote system just do the following from
your client terminal:
sudo apt-get install sshfs
mkdir /home/localuserid/some/mountpoint
sshfs <remoteuserid>@<your_remote_IPaddy>:/some/directory

simple as that.. with one caveat;
you have to have a rule forwarding port 22 to your destination machine if
that machine is on a home network and has an IP that starts with 10 or 192.
Refer to your router documentation on how to set up port forwarding on your
router, or you can just hack around the interface until you find it, usually
pretty straightforward once you see it.

Currently I can watch all of my movies from pretty much anywhere I have my
laptop and a decent pipe.  Pretty cool actually.

On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 2:20 PM, Florian Diesch <diesch at>wrote:

> ning luwen <ningluwen at> writes:
> >   I have tried to mount a remote ubuntu filesystem. Just follow this
> >
> > , I found it is ok to mount.
> >   I wander how can I do the same thing in the Terminal.
> >   I have tried use command : "sudo mount me at remote_ip:remote_folder
> > local_folder" or "sudo mount -t nft me at remote_ip:remote_folder
> > local_folder", but this didn't work.
> Mount can't do that for ftp or ssh. Either install a FUSE based file
> system like curlftpfs or use the GVFS command line utilities, e.g.
>  gvfs-mount
> That does exactly the same as mounting that server from the GUI. It
> gets mounted somewhere under ~/.gvfs/
>   Florian
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