0

I have 2 Debian systems, prod1 and prod2, with their respective users, prod1 and prod2 as well. I want to setup an sshfs with autofs to have a directory on prod1 in the /home/prod1/ that the user www-data could use independently on one server or the other. I want the owner of the content to be www-data. I want to use ssh from the prod2 user to prod1 user, not directly www-data. How would I configure /etc/fstab, /etc/auto.master and /etc/auto.sshfs ?

1
0

auto.master:

/mnt/ssh /etc/auto.sshfs        uid=www-data,gid=www-data,--timeout=30,--ghost

auto.sshfs:

prod1     -fstype=fuse,rw,nodev,nonempty,noatime,allow_other,max_read=65536 :sshfs\#prod1@prod1\:
  • you can use e.g. /var/www/ssh instead of /mnt/ssh, this directory becomes a special directory where access will trigger auto-mount ...
  • reconsider security implications and adjusting permissions

HTH, Zrin

3
  • prod1 gets created automatically and belongs to root but then whatever I try to do (ls) returns No such file or directory
    – Bastian
    May 15 '12 at 10:27
  • make sure that root has needed private key in /root/.ssh/id_dsa, try ssh prod1@prod1 from root
    – Zrin
    May 16 '12 at 3:50
  • sorry, tried all sorts of things and eventually gave up. sshing directly as www-data. Dunno what the etiquette says in this case but marking your answer as correct for your efforts.
    – Bastian
    May 16 '12 at 7:28
1
cat /etc/fuse.conf 
# mount_max = 1000
# user_allow_other

Uncomment the user_allow_other line and then this will be work.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.