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10.6: Mount remote Linux sshfs disks in 64-bit 10.6
Authored by: shunuk on Apr 20, '10 04:01:31PM

I concur. Fuse is completely unnecessary on the remote system as it is purely an interface to accessing a remote or non-native filesystem. It isn't some sort of VPN system (especially as it isn't just used in Client/Server situations but in accessing filesystems on local drives and volumes) but a middle man interface that requires a functioning transfer protocol server (or drive in the case of local hardware).

The rest of the advice is fine. To be honest there are 3 separate FUSE related options:

MacFuse ( + SSHFS (

ExpanDrive (Commercial app built on MacFuse) which has built-in support for SSH/SFTP and FTP.

MacFusion (Freeware app with more reliable downloads available at GitHub - which also has built-in support for SSH/SFTP and FTP

All of the above will give you the same effect so that you can appear to work locally on a remote location.

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