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Improving SSHFS performance when reflecting changes in host directory

I have an SSHFS mount from a Ubuntu Server VM guest, mounting a host Mac OS X directory. Changes made directly in the Mac OS X host directory take approx 5 - 10 seconds to reflect in the Ubuntu Server ...
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Secure way to mount a password protected cifs share in mac

I'm maintaining a heterogeneous network of mac and linux so I decided to create a little perl script to unify mounting strategies across machines. Actually, I already have a working perl script, ...
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How to make mount_smbfs timeout faster?

I'm mounting several drives in a script. Each one is sometimes unavailable, because the PC it's on is turned off, for instance. However, mount_smbfs takes a long time to fail (around 75 seconds), even ...
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Multiple users writing to one Samba mount point in OSX

I have an OSX box containing a script which writes a unique file to a Samba share. The first part of the script mounts the share. On the machine are 2 users- UserA and UserB. Each requires to run ...
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Mac OS X automount not mounting fstab entries correctly

I'm trying to automount a Windows SMB share on Mac OS X. The first thing I tried was to put entries only in /etc/fstab: $ dgrant$ cat /etc/fstab //darrengrant@d-grant/share /pc/share smbfs ...
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MacOS creates a new mount on AFP path calls

following scenario: In my webapp, my customers are using Firefox as target browser. They have the need to open afp:// folders via Javascript. To make a long story short, this really works. You need ...
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Is it possible to mount NFS volume serving from FreeBSD server via SSH tunnel on Mac OS X?

I heard that NFS share via SSH tunnel is impossible on Mac OS X: http://biowiki.org/MountingNFSThroughSSHTunnel I have been trying 2 days to make it, but I failed. Is it really impossible? Or what ...
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Trying to mount an NFS directory from a Mac with another user

I have a username on an ubuntu server, lets call it user a. I want to mount a directory from that server to my Mac, on which I have another username, lets call it user b. My problem is that, after I ...
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Mount a ext4 partition on Mac OS X

Is it possible to mount a Linux ext4 partition on Mac OS X? Please describe the procedure - risk free - thanks. Edit Aug 2012 The best solution I found was to use a 2nd machine with Linux, mount ...
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Reverse engineer diskimage path from Volume name?

I have a sparse-image diskimage that is mounted on my system but I can't find the original file. Is there a way to reverse engineer the location of the diskimage on file from the mount point (e.g ...
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Mount block file on OSX

How can block files be mounted on osx? I tried hdiutil attach filename however this is terminating with hdiutil: attach failed - not recognized hdiutil only seems to work for iso/dmg images. On ...
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Mount an VHD on Mac OS X

Is it possible (how) to mount an VHD file created by Windows 7 in OS X? I found some information about how to do this on linux. There is a fuse fs "vdfuse" which uses virtualbox libs to mount ...
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Mounting Mac OS X RAID at mountpoint on startup?

I typically use the following in /etc/fstab to get volumes to mount in standard places on the Mac (these mimic our setup on other OSes for local volumes): UUID=655DCDDB-15BA-37BF-A7F8-EB3D57C610F5 ...
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Why do you have to create a directory before you can mount a share?

Why do you have to create a directory before you can mount a share to it? Eg: I've never understood why mkdir is needed here: mkdir /Volumes/foo mount -t afp afp://username:pass@pretendco.com/foo ...