httpfs is a FUSE-based filesystem that uses HTTP messages to mount a remote directory on a local machine, relying on a generated server-side script (e.g. PHP) installed on the server.
Add the current user to the
fusegroup as described in the Prepare the environment paragraph.
Install the dependencies. For Debian based distros just run:
sudo apt-get install fuse libfuse-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev cmake
make sudo make install
If needed, uninstall:
sudo make uninstall
Generate a PHP script:
httpfs generate php > httpfs.php
Place the generated script in an accessible location inside the document root of your web server.
Mount the remote filesystem:
mkdir /tmp/httpfs/ httpfs mount http://target.com/httpfs.php /tmp/httpfs/ /home/john/
Now the remote
/home/john/is mounted in
/tmp/httpfs/, head there to browse the remote files.
Unmount the filesystem:
fusermount -u /tmp/httpfs/
Make sure the current user is in the
fuse group, this preliminary step is
mandatory to use any FUSE filesystem. You can list the groups you belong to with
groups, if that includes
fuse you're done, otherwise:
sudo adduser john fuse
Then log out and back in or start a new shell with:
to inform the system about the changes.
FUSE - http://fuse.sourceforge.net
Andrea Cardaci - http://cyrus-and.github.com
Emilio Pinna - http://disse.cting.org