Conrad McGarry updated July 16, 2014 at 12:21 PM
Mounting an SSH-connected folder in Finder
MacFUSE lets you drag and drop files to an SSH-connected folder right in Finder, as if it were a regular network drive. Because it's SSH, the file transfers are encrypted, and because it's implemented as a Mac network folder, you don't need other software like Fugu or Transmit to work with it: the remote drive is accessible like any local drive.
Note: When connecting from outside the UCSD network, VPN is required.
Here's how to set it up:
If all goes well, the remote file system will be available as a network drive on your Desktop and in Finder. Here's a screen shot of my Documents directory on a remote computer mounted via sshfs:
If you are having trouble connecting...
For instance, if it keeps asking you for a password, then first connect via SSH in Terminal. Once you have successfully logged into that system, logout and try sshfs again.
Also, in some cases you may need to specify a Remote Directory within your home (such as “Documents”) to connect successfully (see step 3).
When connecting from outside the UCSD network, VPN is required.
If you need further assistance, please contact IGPP Net Ops.