sshfs: Transport endpoint is not connected

The article Work locally on a remote project with any editor in combination with SSHFS explains how to use SSHFS to mount a remote file system on your local system.

Unfortunately in some cases users experience the following error message.

fuse: bad mount point `/mnt': Transport endpoint is not connected

In this case the file permissions as well as the owner and group of your mount point look like

d?????????   ? ?    ?        ?            ? mnt

then just kill all sshfs processes and unmount your mount point

sudo umount -l /mnt

In this case you want to use additional sshfs options:

sudo sshfs -d -o allow_other -o reconnect -o ServerAliveInterval=15 root@myremoteserver.com:/var/lib/redmine/plugins /mnt -p 12345 -C

In order to use allow_other you need to uncomment the last line in /etc/fuse.conf

# Set the maximum number of FUSE mounts allowed to non-root users.
# The default is 1000.
#
#mount_max = 1000

# Allow non-root users to specify the 'allow_other' or 'allow_root'
# mount options.
#
user_allow_other

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