sshfs 2.5.1
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sshfs (formerly known as sshfs on Darwin) is an implementation characterized by a cord by high-speed read/write and concise C++. You can mount the remote server via SSH(sftp).
What's New
Version 2.5.1:
  • Leopard Support.
  • Update sftp handling code (based on openssh-4.7).
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5.

MacUpdate - sshfs

  • Secure FTP

  • MacFUSE

  • MacFusion

  • ExpanDrive
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ver. 2.x:
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fl-ash commented on 22 May 2008
This is such a pain in the a** to use if you're not terminal savvy.
[Version 2.5.1]



dorkypants reviewed on 29 Nov 2007
Google's own sshfs is a Mac OS X app which is pretty obvious to use and seems much more straightforward than this implementation. It's an ordinary .app you can drag-and-drop wherever you want to install it, no sudo required. More information at
[Version 2.5.1]

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dorkypants replied on 29 Nov 2007
URLs not allowed? Google's web page on sshfs for MacFUSE is at (add the h t t p slash slash colon in front if your browser requires it)

mail21 commented on 31 Oct 2007
The download only contains an installer package...a little more information abou the app and what it does, how it's use would have been nice...!? Especially since it doesn't tell you where it's installed and seems to require root privileges...
[Version 2.5.1]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 31 Oct 2007
When in doubt, visit the developer's website:
schwe commented on 14 Jul 2007
Very good software!
[Version 2.5]


macwen reviewed on 21 Jan 2007
First of all, thanks for posting this. I have been looking forward to a port of sshfs to OS X. I was expecting it to be based on FUSE but from the description it seems to be based on something called URDFS.

I am usually a little wary of installing kernel extensions, but I bit the bullet and did it and it worked. Mounting a remote directory over SSH worked as expected.

However, it is a little slow. Even a simple 'ls' took 2 seconds. Loading a small text file took almost 3 seconds.

I'm pretty sure it isn't my connection (I am on a high-speed low-latency pipe -- and pure ssh works smoothly). At present, a remote SMB connection over a SSH tunnel is still much much faster.

But this project has a lot of potential and for that I have to give it 4 stars.
[Version 1.1.1]

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+9 replied on 13 Jun 2007
I definitely got this, but it looks like sshfs using FUSE is available via fink:
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Type:Drivers : Storage
Date:31 Oct 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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sshfs (formerly known as sshfs on Darwin) is an implementation characterized by a cord by high-speed read/write and concise C++. You can mount the remote server via SSH(sftp).

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