In few occasions I had to mount an FTP server as a folder on Linux and then auto mount it across reboot. In this blog, I will show you how to do that, and I am going to use CentOS 6 as my linux machine.
# Installing the CurlFtpFS package (need EPEL repo): yum install curlftpfs
# $ftphost = The FTP host # $mount = Mounted to folder # $user = FTP username # $pass = FTP password # Mount the CurlFtpFS curlftpfs $ftphost $mount -o user=$user:$pass,allow_other # Unmount the CurlFtpFS fusermount -u $mount
Auto mount CurlFtpFS
Creating the startup script:
Copy and paste this. Change the FTP credentials and mounted to folder.
#!/bin/sh # # Run-level Startup script for curlftpfs # # chkconfig: 345 91 19 # description: Startup/Shutdown the curlftpfs # FTP user, password, and host (you can specify the port also eg. ftp.example.com:2002) ftpUser=user ftpPass=password ftpHost=ftp.example.com # Mounted to folder mPath="/var/mounted/ftp" # Create the mounted to dir if doesn't exist if [ ! -d $mPath ]; then mkdir -p $mPath fi case "$1" in start) curlftpfs $ftpHost $mPath -o user=$ftpUser:$ftpPass,allow_other ;; stop) fusermount -u $mPath ;; reload|restart) $0 stop $0 start ;; *) echo "Usage: $0 start|stop|restart|reload" exit 1 esac exit 0
Make the startup script persistent across reboot.
chkconfig mountftp on
# Start service mountftp start # Restart and reload service mountftp restart service mountftp reload # Stop service mountftp stop