I managed to get SSHFS working smoothly. I've added the following line to my /etc/fstab:
sshfs#xxx@remote_host:/path_to/remote/content /path_to/local/content fuse \ comment=sshfs,noauto,user,exec,allow_other,reconnect,kernel_cache, \ compression=no,cache_timeout=600,ServerAliveInterval=15 \ 0 0
I now can mount the remote filesystem by the following command:
All is pretty and well but when should I issue the command above? I have a network application running on the box which needs the content from the remote box as soon as the application is started. I'd rather use auto instead of noauto but how can I be sure that the network is ready when the fstab is "executed"?