How to install and Setup CurlFTPFS

CurlFTPFS is a very good tool to mount remote FTP directory to the local file-system. CurlFtpFS is a filesystem for accessing FTP hosts based on FUSE and libcurl.

CurlFtpFS differentiates itself from other FTP filesystems because it features:

  • SSLv3 and TLSv1 support
  • connecting through tunneling HTTP proxies
  • automatically reconnection if the server times out
  • transform absolute symlinks to point back into the ftp file system

Use the following commands are used to install the package:

After you complete the script execution you need to setup/configure your FTP source.

1 – Create directory (this will be the mount point).

2 – Connect to the FTP Servers

  • this is how you would connect manually to the FTP Folder.

Note:-ftp uses unencrypted passwords so anyone can intercept your password.

3 – Mount FTP Folder permanently by adding it to the /etc/fstab file.

  • Create the .netrc conf file in your user home folder

  • Add this line to the /etc/fstab file 
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  • Now to mount it run 



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