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Situation: For whatsoever reason neither NFS nor SMB/CIFS are a runner on the environment. However I need to get permanent access to a shared filesystem. Solution: sshfs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSHFS It is more than likely that ssh is running and any kind of authentication is setup. Sshfs is an userspace filesystem (fuse) mounting a remote directory over ssh using sftp. In fuse  every user could mount his own filesystem through sshfs without the need of being root. In the below example I do it as root and share it with other users but it could be any other user. Note: This is a quick and dirty proof of concept. For further security needs please use this as a starting point and apply your own security needs (ssh keys, user auth, limited access, etc) With the below how-to I was able to make it fly under CentOS 6.x, Debian 7 and Ubuntu 13.04. […]

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