Heterogeneous File Sharing Recommendations?
kimball at kimballlarsen.com
Fri Feb 5 15:26:05 MST 2010
On Feb 5, 2010, at 3:15 PM, Michael Torrie wrote:
> Kimball Larsen wrote:
>> I've grabbed the above and tinkered - but can't get anything to
>> connect.... does MacFusion support shared keys? I can't find anywhere
>> to set it up to use them, and the *cough* documentation *cough* for
>> MacFusion is ... well... slim on details.
> MacFusion is merely a GUI wrapper around MacFuse that make fuse
> connections and then tells Finder about them so that icons appear. As
> for ssh keys, MacFusion supports them if the underlying fuse file system
> does, which is sshfs. And sshfs does support keys, the same keys that
> normal ssh supports. So if you set up your normal ssh keys, MacFusion
> will automatically use them. That means your keys should be in
> $HOME/.ssh. Also there's a nice built-in utility on OS X called
> ssh-agent (CLI versions on Linux as well) that has a GUI that can make
> it easy to manage SSH keys. See
> Typically if you have MacFuse (separate from MacFusion.app, available
> from google code) installed, MacFusion just works. Not sure why it's
> not working for you.
I found the problem and fixed it - for completeness, here is what I ran into:
MacFusion does not work correctly with OS X 10.6 and newer out of the box - you need to remove the tcpnodelay shared library from the MacFusion package. The connection error message MacFusion shows indicates that the server disconnected, when in reality it was never able to even begin the connection process due to a busted dylib.
I'm able to connect now, and this appears to be a great solution for my OS X users.
More information about the PLUG