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
Feb 1, 2015
Needs a recompile, doesn't work with Android 5.0 Could you please recompile the binaries with -fPIE, Android 5.0 L no longer allows non-PIE executables.
A Google User
Jan 14, 2015
Cannot connect So I can connect to my S FTp server without issues but this app just connects and disconnects on my S FTp server.. I just check log and I see it says I connected and then disconnected... Don't know why it does not show me wrong password or anything... Anyone can help I'll pay u contact me on Google plus
A Google User
Jan 12, 2015
Android 5.0 Does not appear to be Lollipop compatible.
A Google User
Jan 11, 2015
Unwanted Unmounting Unmounts the SSHFS when Titanium Backup writes to it. I specifically bought this to use with Titanium Backup, and that's the one thing that's most broken with this!
A Google User
Dec 31, 2014
Does what I needed it to do, but... The app needs to randomly needed to connect to the internet to verify itself, which is OK if my roommate is home(as her phone is the our modem), so I would like to be able to guarantee use this app on my pvt. router regardless of Internet access; to use my external HDD as a media/(titanium)backup store regardless of whether I am on-line or not.