I mounted external server via sshfs [email protected] but I cannot access user files (ie someuser:somegroup) that have no permissions set for other (ie drwx--x--x. 17 graphica:graphica foldername).

There is no problem accessing this folder via ssh or sftp when I access the server as root.

Shouldn't sshfs have the same root privileges as ssh?

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I just found the solution.

I was missing -o defer_permissions from my command

The following post has more info in this topic:


  • This helped indeed unlike the allow_other option.
    – Alex
    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:30

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