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sshfs

sshfs is a fuse filesystem. using the same idea as nfs, it allows you to mount remote filesystems over ssh.

to mount the directory

sshfs user@remote.host:/remote/dir /local/mount/dir

and to unmount the directory

fusermount -u /local/mount/dir

and thats it

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revisiting this issue to further expand to my visitors: nfs is a method to share a directory or folder over the network with one or more machines.

the advantage here is you dont need to set up anything extra on the server side as most distributions come with ssh installed.

another advantage here is security, sshfs uses ssh (naturally) whose traffic is encrypted