Posts with the tag remote filesystems

Connecting to Samba shares on Linux / One-way Sync

Using Samba (or SMB) shares on Linux is not difficult but you should know some tricks. First of all, you can use smbclient to probe your Samba-Server and try to connect to it. You can then mount an SMB-share locally.
In addition, I wrote a tool to synchronize a local directory with...

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Mounting NFS on Mac OS X 10.8 and 10.9

showmount -e
sudo mkdir /private/nfs

sudo mount -o rw,resvport -t nfs /private/nfs
sudo mount -o rw -t nfs /private/nfs

open /private/nfs

If you cannot write to the share, your numeric user ID may not match a user on the target machine and thus you may not have permission to...

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Transparently Encrypt Folders with encfs

EncFS (on Wikipedia) – a FUSE filesystem – can help encrypt cloud synced folders (using business proof AES or Blowfish algorithms). It operates on smaller blocks (not a single big file) and thus works well with Dropbox, because when only one decrypted file is changed, it won't...

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Removing Dropbox on Ubuntu – for a Single User or Entirely

Delete your users's Dropbox settings and the Dropbox folder itself:

rm -rf ~/.dropbox
rm -rf ~/.dropbox-dist 
rm ~/Dropbox

Also remove the dropbox package installed on your machine:

sudo apt-get remove nautilus-dropbox

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Mount Google Storage as a Filesystem

google-storage-fs – a solution using FUSE

I was trying this with Fuse4X on Mac OS X:

cd ~/Downloads
git clone git://
pip install fusepy
pip install boto
mkdir ~/mountpoint
~/Downloads/google-storage-fs/src/ -f ../gsfs.ini ~/mountpoint

I didn't know what to do when I encountered this problem:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "./", line 48, in...

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AutoFS with SSHFS on Ubuntu 11.10

AutoFS is a convenient tool to mount remote filesystems automagically.


sudo apt-get install autofs sshfs

Entire content of my /etc/auto.master:

/net    /etc/auto.sshfs --timeout=120 --ghost

Entire content of my /etc/auto.sshfs

Documents   fstype=fuse,rw,allow_other,IdentityFile=/home<span...

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Mount SSH filesystems on Mac OS X via SSHFS with or without a GUI / Programs for (S)FTP

Mount SSH filesystems

My personal favorite: Fuse4X

Use with this distribution of SSHFS:

See my dedicated blog post on SSHFS on Mac OS X 10.6.8 with Fuse4X!

Deprecated Option: MacFUSE sshfs using command line

First install MacFUSE.

Then get the sshfs binaries:

cd ~/Downloads
svn co sshfs-binaries

Now you...

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Install ArchLinuxARM on the Seagate GoFlex Home

Attention! This is an advanced topic! Do not engage in any activity if you're not cool with the Linux command line and ready to do something to your GoFlex Home that Seagate did not...

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Fix sshfs with MacFUSE on Mac OS X 10.6.7 and 10.6.8 Snow Leopard

UPDATE 2011-07-12 Use Fuse4X instead of MacFUSE!!! I wrote a new blog post on the topic: SSHFS on Mac OS X 10.6.8 with Fuse4X.. Thanks Markus for your hint to the Fuse4X project.


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Set up WebDAV-Server

First install apache2:

sudo aptitude install apache2 apache2-doc

Then enable the needed mods dav and dav_fs:

sudo a2enmod dav
sudo a2enmod dav_fs

and reload the apache2 configuration:

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 reload

Now setup a directory for webdav access. You can do this by adding the following lines in the file...

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Mount T-Online Mediencenter via WebDAV

This blog post describes how to mount the T-Online Mediencenter via WebDAV on Ubuntu Linux and on Windows 7 (64bit).


How To for Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder.
  2. Press [⌘]-[k].
  3. Connect to
  4. Enter email address and password.

How To for Ubuntu Linux

First, install the required package davfs2:


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Mount a GMail account as Filesystem using gmailfs

Warning: my experience with gmailfs was not excellent! It was a bit slow and you always risk to lose data you stored on that account.

based on IMAP:
(it used to be but this was based on the Webinterface and that changed often)

gmailfs works with FUSE....

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NFS v4 (without Kerberos)
new: (German, not yet taken into account for the following information)

NFSv4 client

sudo apt-get install nfs-common

NFSv4 server

sudo apt-get install nfs-kernel-server

NFS v4 Server

NFSv4 exports exist in a single pseudo filesystem, where the real directories are mounted with the --bind option. Here is some additional...

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Raidsonic IB-NAS-4220-B

I'm not extremely happy with this product, it is slow (even as it has a Gigabit LAN port) and there are more problems with it.


  • Users
  • philipp, admin, guest-share
  • File Server Settings
  • encoding: CP1250 (central european)
  • workgroup: HOME, description: philipp-nas
  • share management
  • public: writable by philipp and admin (Win/SMB)
  • printer server: off
  • lan settings:
  • hostname: IB-NAS4200-B
  • ip: static
  • time server: ntp (
  • dhcp...

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