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Re: Best network filesystem for a bleeding edge, pure linux environment?



On Sun, 20 Mar 2011 12:27:40 +0100
Klistvud <quotations@aliceadsl.fr> wrote:

> Dne, 20. 03. 2011 05:23:34 je Celejar napisal(a):
> > On Sun, 20 Mar 2011 00:01:27 -0400
> > Chris Brennan <xaero@xaerolimit.net> wrote:
> > 
> > > Sshfs requires fusefs to function, syntax is the same as  
> > SSH/sftp/scp.
> > 
> > IIUC, sshfs+fusefs must be on the system from which I'm running the
> > sshfs command, but is not necessary on the other one; correct me if  
> > I'm
> > wrong. As I've said, I do have a working sshfs setup on my Debian box
> > (it works with other Debian boxes).
> 
> Then it's probably something with your OpenWrt ssh daemon and how it's  
> configured (you *have* the daemon running on it, I trust). In my  
> experiences with OpenWrt, they are forced to strip down their packages  
> quite a bit (for example, they ship a tiny cron that won't recognize  
> directives such as @reboot and the like; and God only knows what gets  
> left out from their kernel in order to keep it so small).

Well, OpenWrt uses Dropbear, not the regular ssh to begin with.
 
> > > > I did consider sshfs, but for some reason, it won't work; when I  
> > try to
> > > > connect from my linux system to the OpenWrt box, all I get is the  
> > less
> > > > than helpful error "remote host has disconnected". ssh works fine
> > > > between the two boxes (using public / private keys), and I've  
> > used sshfs
> THIS!                       ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> Probably the reason. Did you try running sshfs with simple password  
> verification first? Setting the right keys into the right ~/.ssh  
> directories, and with the right permissions, is probably the most  
> annoying part when setting up sshfs/fusefs with public/private keys  
> verification. It certainly helps if you set your remote ssh daemon to  
> "verbose" logging for the time being.

I'm not sure exactly what I need to do to prevent sshfs from using
keys, but no matter what I try, I get the same error.

> > > > before between two Debian boxes.
> > > >
> > > > Celejar
> 
> FWIW: fusefs issupposedly more secure than nfs, but being done in user  
> space, it's also less flexible. For example, simply copying some user  
> A's files, if done from user B's account (which generally does not have  
> write permissions to A's home subtree) may involve copying them to an  
> intermediate "staging" area on the remote machine first, then logging  
> into the remote machine, becoming root there, moving over the copied  
> files from the staging area to their final, intended destination, and  
> finally setting their ownership/permissions right. Quite a chore, as  
> opposed to the totally seamless usage I was used to with nfs...

Got it, thanks.

Celejar
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