I installed MacFUSE (from http://code.google.com/p/macfuse/downloads/list), restarted, and then downloaded sshfs-static-leopard.gz, and moved sshfs-static-leopard to /usr/sbin/sshfs (and did a chmod 755 on it).
I’ve configured an Ubuntu machine at work (with the hostname “daryls”) so I can ssh into it without a password. But when I try
sshfs daryls:/ /Volumes/daryls -oauto_cache,reconnect,volname=daryls, I get:
warning: ssh nodelay workaround disabled mount_fusefs: failed to mount /Volumes/daryls@/dev/fuse0: Operation not permitted
What operation is not permitted?
I’m running Mac OS X 10.6.7? Could it be that sshfs-static-leopard.gz doesn’t work with Snow Leopard? Or perhaps it only works in 32-bit mode? How do I find out if I’m booting Mac OS X in 64-bit mode?
Update: On Friday I tried this with an Ubuntu 11.04 VM (running in VMware Fusion 3.1.3). I’m pretty sure I just did a regular
mkdir /Volumes/ubuntu (without sudo), followed by
sshfs ubuntu:/ /Volumes/ubuntu -oauto_cache,reconnect,volname=ubuntu and it worked.
But today I’m getting the same
mount_fusefs: failed to mount /Volumes/ubuntu@/dev/fuse0: Operation not permitted error.
I tried creating the /Volumes/ubuntu directory with sudo, which made no difference. Then I tried running
sudo sshfs ubuntu:/ /Volumes/ubuntu -oauto_cache,reconnect,volname=ubuntu and got:
warning: ssh nodelay workaround disabled remote host has disconnected
ssh ubuntu works.
I have no idea why it was working and now isn’t. I’ll try restarting my MacBook Air, just in case.
Update #2: After restarting, I ran:
$ cd /Volumes/ $ mkdir ubuntu $ sshfs ubuntu:/ /Volumes/ubuntu -oauto_cache,reconnect,volname=ubuntu warning: ssh nodelay workaround disabled
So I still don’t have an answer to my question. But I may have a workaround.
BTW: It says “No” across from “64-but Kernel and Extensions” under “System Software Overview” in the System Profiler (which I opened following Handyman5‘s directions).
Update #3: After getting the “Operation not permitted” error, I restarted and got it again. (In other words, restarting is not a reliable workaround.)
Update #4: This was working, and then I made the mistake of restarting my Ubuntu VM without unmounting the sshfs volume. Now I’m getting the “Operation not permitted” error again. (Perhaps the /Volumes directory is left in some kind of locked state.)
I read Handyman5‘s comment below, and then read http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20031017061722471 and the man page for chflags. I then did:
$ ls -lOd /Volumes/ drwxrwxrwt@ 5 root admin hidden 170 Jul 15 13:22 /Volumes/ $ ls -lOd /Volumes/ubuntu/ drwxr-xr-x+ 2 root admin - 68 Jul 15 13:08 /Volumes/ubuntu/
(According to the chflags man page, the ls option to see flags is -O, not -o. This is confirmed in the ls man page.)
As you can see, it’s not showing any flags. (Though I wonder what the ‘@’ and ‘+’ signify. I read http://lists.apple.com/archives/Macos-x-server/2008/Jan/msg00138.html and played with xattr, but didn’t learn anything.)
Out of desperation, I tried
sudo chflags nouchg /Volumes and
sudo chflags nouchg /Volumes/ubuntu but still go the “Operation not permitted” error.
It’s possible that your user account is not able to mount volumes into the
/Volumes directory directly. Have you tried mounting
sshfs into a directory within your own home directory?
Failing that, you might need to have administrative (
sudo) permissions to run
sshfs. Try prefacing that command with
sudo like so:
sudo sshfs daryls:/ /Volumes/daryls -oauto_cache,reconnect,volname=daryls
As an aside: to determine whether your Mac is running in 64-bit mode:
- Choose About This Mac from the Apple menu.
- Click More Info.
- Select Software in the Contents pane.
- Look for “64-bit Kernel and Extensions: Yes (or No)” under the System Software Overview heading.
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