sshfs, nfs, etc. on FreeBSD

Steve Bertrand steve at
Sat Jan 9 01:45:58 UTC 2010

Nerius Landys wrote:
> I'm looking for a lightweight, secure, and non-intrusive file sharing
> system for 2 servers in a data center.  For example I'd like to [as an
> ordinary user] temporarily mount the home directory (/usr/home/) of
> one server to a temporary mount point on the other server, and then,
> assuming my user has sufficient read permissions, I'd like to run some
> files in the home directories through a log file parser that I wrote.
> Now I'm not a really big fan of NFS.  I've just heard about sshfs.  

Perhaps it would make it easier to understand if you stated *why* you
are not a fan of NFS...

> I don't really want to scp
> copy files between the 2 servers.

What is/would be your preferred method of transferring files? dragging
and dropping like in Windows, or will this be CLI-only access/usage?

iow, what 'style' of access are you looking for?


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