[GRASS-user] Fwd: GRASS on SSHFS

Daniel Lee lee at isi-solutions.org
Wed Dec 12 23:34:55 PST 2012

Hi there,

Alright, curiosity got the best of me and despite the fact that GRASS is
now installed remotely, I fired it up locally and pointed it to the remote
DB. Worked like a charm, I was able to see all of my data and do the things
that I had wanted to before. Thanks for the tips! I think I'll stick to
working remotely, though, since I can leave processes running while I'm out
and about with my computer. Nonetheless, it's good to know :)


2012/12/13 Hamish <hamish_b at yahoo.com>

> Hi all, (online for just a few hours)
> Glynn wrote:
> > Have you tried using the uid= and/or idmap=user mount
> > options?
> >
> > http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/precise/man8/mount.fuse.8.html
> >
> > idmap=user comes from sshfs (which doesn't appear to have
> > any official documentation), and is supposed to map UIDs.
> we use sshfs extensively on our heterogeneous computational cluster
> instead of NFS (fun with MPI). It works very well, although our network
> infrastructure is old enough not to make the extra ssh overhead the
> limiting factor on I/O.
> I always use 'sshfs -o idmap=user', the main trouble I've had with
> newer releases is that if the remote dir is a symlink you must add a
> trailing '/' or else it fails with a non-helpful error message. GRASS
> over the sshfs link works fine, although my username is typically the
> same both local and remote; while the UIDs are typically all over the
> place due to the heterogeneity/provenance of the system.
> I just tried with a local user name different that the remote one, GRASS
> all works fine over the sshfs link, no permissions problem since the local
> file system now thinks your local user owns all those files.
> regards,
> Hamish
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/grass-user/attachments/20121213/c86aa415/attachment.html>

More information about the grass-user mailing list