In keeping with our current theme of cool user-space file systems, this article examines the first user-space file system I ever used: SSHFS. SSHFS has a client that can mount and interact with a remote file system as though the file system were local. It uses sftp so it’s as secure as sftp is (I’m not a security expert so I can’t comment on the security of ssh). SSHFS can be very handy for working with remote file systems instead of copying files back and forth from remote systems or having to worry about a shared file system. People have even used it for making backups.

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