I've had issues in the past where
sshfs was acting weird. First thing you really should do after installing
sshfs is restart your machine, or at least
X, once you've added yourself to the fuse group.
This error is typically seen when a user is not in the fuse group, or if allow_other in fuse is not enabled.
There have been times where my ssh key was causing issues. I've had to explicitly tell
sshfs what key file to use, even when
ssh was configured for it (
sshfs -oIdentityFile=/full/path/to/id_rsa user@machine
Another solution is to use your
/etc/fstab and add a new entry here:
sshfs#USER@MACHINE:/remote/path/ /mnt/local/path/ fuse user,_netdev,auto_cache,reconnect,uid=1000,gid=1000,IdentityFile=/full/path/to/.ssh/id_rsa,idmap=user,allow_other 0 2
This tells your machine to mount
/mnt/local/path. It's saying that this mount will be a fuse filesystem. There are a few other settings that allow things such as mounting when networking becomes available, automatically re-connecting if there is a disconnect, etc.
The idmap and allow_other portion allow users within the fuse group to mount the filesystem. It will also help map the permissions to match up to the user and group also specified.
In this example, you could then run the following to get the filesytem mounted: