First question, hooray! To the point:

I'm not very well versed in Linux, I'm in the process of studying my Linux+.

I'm working on a variety of projects with friends, co-workers, and teachers. I'm currently the only person in all of these groups who has large storage space.

I've got SSH running on Port 40 (will be changed after I get everything working and configured).

Here's my problem:

How do I make group x's directory be on J:/ (Network Drive). Would this below work:

Create the shared folder:

 sudo mkdir /home/Shared

Create the new user's group:

 sudo addgroup newgroup

Change ownership of the shared folder to the new group:

 sudo chown :newgroup /home/Shared

Add your desired users to that group:

 sudo adduser user1 newgroup

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instead of /home/Shared:

sudo chown :newgroup //

Forgive the noobiness. I searched other topics but didn't find anything quite relevant. Most were just permissions.


I believe what you want to do is this:

found on http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubuntu/how-to-mount-a-remote-folder-using-ssh-on-ubuntu/

by Lowell Heddings :

First we’ll install the module:

sudo apt-get install sshfs

Now we will use the modprobe command to load it

sudo modprobe fuse

We’ll need to set up some permissions in order to access the utilities. Replace with your username.

sudo adduser <username> fuse

sudo chown root:fuse /dev/fuse

sudo chmod +x /dev/fusermount

Since we’ve added ourselves to a user group, we need to logout and back in at this point before we continue.

Now we’ll create a directory to mount the remote folder in. I chose to create it in my home directory and call it remoteserv.

mkdir ~/remoteserv

Now we have the command to actually mount it. You’ll be prompted to save the server key and for your remote password.

sshfs <username>@<ipaddress>:/remotepath ~/remoteserv

Now you should be able to cd into the directory and start using it as if it was local.

this is run from the client, not the server.

  • I followed that guide but when I do the final step, I get; read: Connection reset by peer I've done a fair bit of Google Searching and none of the fixes have done it. What did I miss? – BinaryData May 28 '16 at 17:39
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    @BinaryData since you're running SSH on port 40, @user761059 (who can't yet comment) mentions that you need to include that port by instead running sshfs -p 40 <username>@<ipaddress>:/remotepath ~/remoteserv. – Chai T. Rex Nov 17 '17 at 18:01
  • @ChaiT.Rex Thank you for transferring it to a comment. – Videonauth Nov 17 '17 at 18:32

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