Archive January 2015

mount remote file systems over ssh (sshfs)

Mount remote file systems over ssh with three steps:

1. install sshfs

witr@witr-pc:~$ sudo apt-get install sshfs

2. create directory where you willi mount your remote file sustem

witr@witr-pc:~$ sudo mkdir /mnt/witrRemote

3. finally, mount the remote file system

witr@witr-pc:~$ sudo sshfs witr@serv.witr.net:myRemoteFolder/ /mnt/witrRemote/

Assumes myRemoteFolder is on witr serve home directory. See warning bellow.
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warn : ~ is expanded by the shell. Paths are relative on sshfs. that means : “sshfs witr@serv.witr.net:~/myRemoteFolder …” will fail with No such file or directory error.

guess ssh key passphrase

You have probably forgotten your ssh key passphrase. But you have a hunch what it might be. The simple way to check it, is to use ssh-keygen with -y argument which read private key file and print public key :

witr@witr-pc:~$ ssh-keygen -y
Enter file in which the key is (/home/witr/.ssh/id_rsa): /tmp/my_private_ssh_key
Enter passphrase:

If you input the correct passphrase, it will show you the associated public key. Otherwise, it will display

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