Setting up some Ubuntu (13.04) workstation, I am trying to have a remote filesystem mounted (over ssh).
The current config
I created user someuser and added it to the fuse group
My fstab entry reads like :
email@example.com:/remote_dir /media/remote_dir/ fuse auto,_netdev,port=22,user,allow_other,noatime,follow_symlinks,IdentityFile=/home/someuser/.ssh/id_rsa,reconnect 0 0
from my understanding :
- auto : is explicitly asking for the remote fs to be mounted at boot
- _netdev : wait for interface to be up before attempting to mount
- user : allow any user to ask for this specific remote location to be mounted (useless in the perspective of the root user automatically mounting it at boot)
- allow_other : will allow any user (in the fuse group ?) to access the mounted fs
- IdentityFile : points to the private key paired with the public key added in the /home/someuser/.ssh/authorized_key of the remote machine.
- reconnect : Not sure... Will attempt to reconnect if the connection is lost ?
At boot, I log with someuser, fire up a terminal, and /media/remote_dir is empty.
But from the same user (or the root), I can mount it just typing :
It is also auto-magically mounted if I click on remote_dir in a file browser.
Any clue regarding what could be missing ?