I’ve been playing around with ssh while I configure my Ubuntu Server (more details about that soon) and figured I would get my head out of the terminal for a bit. So I downloaded [ExpanDrive](http://www.expandrive.com/ “ExpanDrive for Windows: Ridiculously simple SFTP drive access on your PC”) again (used it a [while back](http://www.seydoggy.com/2008/03/10/expandrive-expands-my-horizons/ “seyDoggy Web and Graphic Design – seyDoggy weblog – my thoughts on the web and the mac”)) only to discover that it’s since been upgraded… a paid upgrade… and my old serial no longer applies. I wasn’t enamoured with “mounting” remote servers as hfs volumes enough to pay for this app a second time so I decide to move on to the free alternative; [MacFUSE](http://code.google.com/p/macfuse/ “macfuse – Project Hosting on Google Code”) + [MacFusion](http://www.macfusionapp.org/ “Macfusion: The world in your Finder”).
The only hiccup I encountered was that MacFusion didn’t seem all that happy about launching an ssh connection under Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. I could connect with no issues in terminal but not in MacFusion. A quick visit to the [MacFusion Google Group](http://groups.google.com/group/macfusion-devel “MacFusion-devel | Google Groups”) revealed [this temporary solution](http://rackerhacker.com/2009/08/28/fix-macfusion-on-snow-leopard/ “Fix MacFusion on Snow Leopard | Racker Hacker”), which is basically:
1. quite MacFusion
2. set up MacFUSE to get betas (under System Preferences)
3. and remove this file in Terminal:
To get the nitty-gritty, please read the full post at [Racker Hacker](http://rackerhacker.com/2009/08/28/fix-macfusion-on-snow-leopard/ “Fix MacFusion on Snow Leopard | Racker Hacker”).
[tags]snow leopard,mac osx,terminal,ssh,server,macfuse,macfusion[/tags]