What is the preferred / best way to securely mount a DreamHost account to the OS X file system? I would like to avoid FTP. I’m developing on another domain on the same server as the production site so as to have access to the same environment / speeds.
It’s trivially easy in Ubuntu, just connect to a server and enter ssh://example.com
In OS X (10.7.4), there is an option to connect to a server, but I’ve tried the following:
ftp://example.com (works when I un-disallow FTP access)
The error codes are the same: “There was a problem connecting to the server ‘example.com’. The server may not exist or it is unavailable at this time. Check the server name or IP address, check your network connection, and then try again.”
Additionally, running mount_smbfs //user:firstname.lastname@example.org /Volumes/example.com fails with “server connection failed: Operation timed out”. /Volumes/example.com exists.
The program DreamMount hasn’t been updated since April 2009 (see DreamHost Newsletter v11.3 March 2009) and I cannot get it to work. It encapsulates MacFUSE and SSHFS.
Again, I would like to avoid FTP. I also would like to avoid third party paid apps like ExpanDrive, and other third party clients that don’t mount to the file system.
Thanks for any ideas!