SSHFSAndroid

SSHFSAndroid


SSHFSAndroid is SSHFS (SSH FileSystem) for Android devices. It allows you to mount directories from any SSH server to your Android device. Whenever a remote filesystem is mounted, its files will appear as if they are stored locally on your Android device.

Have a media collection that just won't fit on your phone?
Mount and stream it with SSHFSAndroid!

Sorry for the long, long wait, everyone – SSHFSAndroid now (experimentally) supports Android 4.2+!


DISCLAIMER:
====================
This is an *ALPHA* release. SSHFSAndroid is a personal side project of mine, not my day job. As such, I am unable to do $X hours of testing on $Y number of different devices. As much as I would like to, I cannot guarantee perfection. Please rate with all of this in mind. If you encounter issues, please send me an email before rating negatively. Thanks! :)


PREREQUISITES:
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- busybox (with symlinks)
- su (root)
- FUSE support (in-kernel or fuse.ko module)

Note: The stock kernels in Android versions >= ICS should have in-kernel FUSE by default. If you are using a custom kernel, you might not!

*** PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE THIS APP IF YOU HAVE NOT VERIFIED THAT YOUR DEVICE MEETS THE REQUIRED PREREQUISITES. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. IN CAPS. ***


FAQ:
====================

Q: Why can't my media player find the files I've mounted with SSHFSAndroid?
A: Android's media scanner will not scan remote filesystem mounts. Try using a file-based player that does not rely on Android's media scanner.

Q: Can I use public key authentication? I can't get it to work.
A: Public key authentication is supported ("Advanced Options" > "IdentityFile"). However, your key file must not be password-protected and your public key must be copied to your server (typically via ssh-copy-id) beforehand.

Q: How do I use option $X in "Advanced Options"?
A: Check man pages for ssh and sshfs for documentation.
SSH: http://linux.die.net/man/1/ssh
SSHFS: http://linux.die.net/man/1/sshfs

Q: Why doesn't option $X in "Advanced Options" work?
A: Sorry, but I (probably) don't know. SSHFS has a ton of options; too many for me to test. A lot of options aren't even relevant on Android devices. The advanced options were only included out of posterity and are predominantly untested.

Q: My server listens on a port other than 22. How do I configure that?
A: "Advanced Options" > "Port". Easy!

Q: If not /mnt/sdcard, where should I be mounting to?
A: Mounting under /system seems to be the most stable. I suggest something like: /system/sshfs/mount_point_here

Recent changes:
Version 1.1a (2013-12-12)
* Automatic mount point creation
* Changelog dialog
* Duplicate option
* Experimental Android 4.2+ support
* Improved mount detection
* Relaxed licensing policy
* UI overhaul
* Various bug fixes

Important: Mounting to /mnt/sdcard (or any of the emulated sdcard paths) under Android 4.2 and up is highly experimental. There is a good chance doing so may hang your device!
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About SSHFSAndroid
SSHFSAndroid is SSHFS (SSH FileSystem) for Android devices. It allows you to mount directories from any SSH server to your Android device. Whenever a remote filesystem is mounted, its files will appear as if they are stored locally on your Android device.

Have a media collection that just won't fit on your phone?
Mount and stream it with SSHFSAndroid!

Sorry for the long, long wait, everyone – SSHFSAndroid now (experimentally) supports Android 4.2+!


DISCLAIMER:
====================
This is an *ALPHA* release. SSHFSAndroid is a personal side project of mine, not my day job. As such, I am unable to do $X hours of testing on $Y number of different devices. As much as I would like to, I cannot guarantee perfection. Please rate with all of this in mind. If you encounter issues, please send me an email before rating negatively. Thanks! :)


PREREQUISITES:
====================
- busybox (with symlinks)
- su (root)
- FUSE support (in-kernel or fuse.ko module)

Note: The stock kernels in Android versions >= ICS should have in-kernel FUSE by default. If you are using a custom kernel, you might not!

*** PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE THIS APP IF YOU HAVE NOT VERIFIED THAT YOUR DEVICE MEETS THE REQUIRED PREREQUISITES. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. IN CAPS. ***


FAQ:
====================

Q: Why can't my media player find the files I've mounted with SSHFSAndroid?
A: Android's media scanner will not scan remote filesystem mounts. Try using a file-based player that does not rely on Android's media scanner.

Q: Can I use public key authentication? I can't get it to work.
A: Public key authentication is supported ("Advanced Options" > "IdentityFile"). However, your key file must not be password-protected and your public key must be copied to your server (typically via ssh-copy-id) beforehand.

Q: How do I use option $X in "Advanced Options"?
A: Check man pages for ssh and sshfs for documentation.
SSH: http://linux.die.net/man/1/ssh
SSHFS: http://linux.die.net/man/1/sshfs

Q: Why doesn't option $X in "Advanced Options" work?
A: Sorry, but I (probably) don't know. SSHFS has a ton of options; too many for me to test. A lot of options aren't even relevant on Android devices. The advanced options were only included out of posterity and are predominantly untested.

Q: My server listens on a port other than 22. How do I configure that?
A: "Advanced Options" > "Port". Easy!

Q: If not /mnt/sdcard, where should I be mounting to?
A: Mounting under /system seems to be the most stable. I suggest something like: /system/sshfs/mount_point_here

Recent changes:
Version 1.1a (2013-12-12)
* Automatic mount point creation
* Changelog dialog
* Duplicate option
* Experimental Android 4.2+ support
* Improved mount detection
* Relaxed licensing policy
* UI overhaul
* Various bug fixes

Important: Mounting to /mnt/sdcard (or any of the emulated sdcard paths) under Android 4.2 and up is highly experimental. There is a good chance doing so may hang your device!
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A Google User
Dec 7, 2014
Needs a recompile to work with Android 5.0 Currently only get PIE error when trying to mount.
A Google User
Nov 30, 2014
Android 5 doesn't work
A Google User
Oct 30, 2014
Very useful Great app, glad I don't need to use cifs anymore.
A Google User
Oct 18, 2014
Finally works on latest android. Works fine now on my arch server connecting via my Oneplus one (4.4.4). Excellent work.
A Google User
Sep 11, 2014
Works perfectly The music manager on my Android tablet is currently busy scanning the 4000 odd Flac recordings on my music server. My tablet is not rooted. It was necessary to install Busybox and SSH in order to connect. I made the mount point in my "documents" folder (only have user access permissions). In summary, a seriously cool App.