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So I am trying to mount a folder from another computer in my LAN, and I am able to ssh without any issues. But, I am unable to make any changes when I access the mounted folder.

This is what I have done so far:


$sudo apt-get install sshfs
$sudo modprobe fuse
$sudo adduser <username> fuse
$sudo chown root:fuse /dev/fuse
$sudo chmod +x /dev/fuse
$mkdir ~/remoteserv

And when I access the remote folder via sshfs:

$sshfs -o idmap=user <username>@<ipaddress>:/home/user ~/remoteserv

The output of becomes:

$~/remoteserv$ ls -l
total 60
drwxr-xr-x 1 <notmyusername> <notmyusername> 4096 2012-04-13 21:54 Desktop
drwxr-xr-x 1 <notmyusername> <notmyusername> 4096 2012-04-10 13:05 Documents
drwxr-xr-x 1 <notmyusername> <notmyusername> 4096 2012-04-17 19:06 Downloads
drwxr-xr-x 1 <notmyusername> <notmyusername> 4096 2012-04-13 21:55 Music
drwxr-xr-x 1 <notmyusername> <notmyusername> 4096 2012-04-03 15:07 Pictures
... more of the same

I am unable to access any of the files properly because sshfs is mounting the files under my wife's username! I have no idea why, and I feel like I have made a large mistake somewhere. Is there some configuration file which I need to tweak somewhere? I can't seem to find anything on the manpage :/

I even tried an -o allow_other option when I mounted, but it still mounted it under my wife's username! What is going on?

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This thread is quite old, but: did the answer below help you? – rexford Apr 5 at 8:06
@rexford Wow, I don't even remember what I ended up doing this was so long ago. I think I ended up using a python SimpleHTTPServer like this… In the desired directory: python -m SimpleHTTPServer Then visit : localhost:8000 – Robert Apr 9 at 1:15

It's worth a try to explicitly set the UID/GID. This could be done, for example, using:

-o uid=$(id -u) -o gid=$(id -g)

(together with setting the username with -o idmap=<yourusername>).

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