Using sshfs to Access Remote Directories in Windows March 5, 2007Posted by Carthik in guides, Readers' Tips, servers, ubuntu.
I had a tough time deciding on a title for this post/article (“in” Windows or “on” Windows? I give up!).
J Wynia writes in to share a method to how to access remote directories, such as those on your web server through sshfs on Windows. Actually that’s not the full story.
The full story is:
1) Install Ubuntu in a virtual machine in Windows
2) Setup sshfs and use that mount your remote directory
3) Setup the sshfs-mount as a Samba share
4) Access said Samba share from Windows
Tin foil hat people keep away! 🙂 Also, the author mentions troubles with his Ensim server administration software (which he worked around). Folks who use cPanel or some other server control panel might have some trouble too.
So head over to the article already!
My old article on mounting remote directories using sshfs is what prompted J Wynia to write it.