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* You can [http://wiki.thiesen.org/page/Fuseftp#Installation build it]{{Linkrot|2011|09|05}} from the original package, or
You can get it from the [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?do_Details=1&ID=3069 AUR]. It's useful to install the dependencies with CPAN.
* get it from [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?do_Details=1&ID=3069 AUR]. (It's still useful to install the dependencies with CPAN.)
===Usage example===
===Usage example===

Revision as of 17:08, 26 September 2012

From Wikipedia:

"FTPFS (File Transfer Protocol FileSystem) is an obsoleted Linux kernel module that allows the user to mount a FTP server onto the local filesystem".

The old implementation (ftpfs) was replaced by LUFS (UserLand FileSystem), which in turn was made obsolete by FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace).

Two ftpfs implementations exist today: fuseftp and lufis/ftpfs. Fuseftp is quite unusable IMO, and lufis is not supported by Arch Linux -- but it is possible to make it work.

Note: the recommended way to mount ftp is with curlftpfs.


Fuseftp is a FTP filesystem written in Perl, based on FUSE.


You can get it from the AUR. It's useful to install the dependencies with CPAN.

Usage example


# fuseftp /mnt/ftp_local/ ftp.example.com  --cache=memory --passive


# fusermount -u /mnt/ftp_local

Refer to the Fuseftp website for more examples and information.

LUFIS / ftpfs

To use LUFS modules with 2.6x kernel, You will need a bridge called LUFIS.

To install

  • Get LUFS tar.gz
  • ./configure, make, make install
  • Copy the "liblufs-ftpfs.so*" files from MAKEDIR/filesystems/ftpfs to /usr/lib
  • Install fuse (pacman -S fuse)
  • Get LUFIS tar.gz
  • ./configure, make, then copy lufis to /usr/bin

Usage example


# lufis fs=ftpfs,host=ftp.exaple.com,username=USERNAME,password=ABCD /mnt/ftp_local/ -s


# fusermount -u /mnt/ftp_local