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Old 06-04-2013, 12:23 PM   #1
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Angry curlftpfs mount fails with "fuse: failed to open /dev/fuse: Permission denied"

Hi, I'm trying to use curlftpfs to mount my ftp server so that I can rsync to it for backups.

I've spent almost a day and it's still not working. When I try to mount the drive I get "Permission denied". Here's what I've tried so far (hostname removed, username changed):

[root@----- ~]# curlftpfs user@ /root/FTP_Drive/
fuse: failed to open /dev/fuse: Permission denied
[root@----- ~]# ls -la
crw-rw-rw- 1 root fuse 10, 229 Jun  4 08:54 /dev/fuse
I've tried many different permissions for /dev/fuse including removing all positions for other, adding execute permissions for user and group, etc.

More info:
[root@----- ~]# modprobe fuse
FATAL: Module fuse not found.
[root@----- ~]# locate fuse.ko
Linux ----- 2.6.18-028stab101.1 #1 SMP Sun Jun 24 19:50:48 MSD 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
I've tried putting my FTP login information into /root/.netrc and adding the mount to fstab as follows, then mounting with "mount -a" but no luck:
[root@----- ~]# cat /etc/fstab
none    /dev/pts        devpts  rw      0       0
curlftpfs# /root/FTP_Drive fuse allow_other,uid=1000,gid=1000,umask=0022 0 0
[root@----- ~]# mount -a
fuse: failed to open /dev/fuse: Permission denied
Finally, I tried a different command I found by Googling. It looks like the FTP connection is fine.

[root@----- ~]# curlftpfs -v -o allow_other -o user="user:passwd" /root/FTP_Drive/
* Couldn't find host in the .netrc file; using defaults
* About to connect() to port 21 (#0)
*   Trying * connected
* Connected to ( port 21 (#0)
< 220 FTP server (GD-Ftp/1.2-1) ready.
> USER -----
< 331 Username OK, please send password.
> PASS -----
< 230 Welcome -----.
< 257 "/"
* Entry path is '/'
* Remembering we are in dir ""
* Connection #0 to host left intact
fuse: failed to open /dev/fuse: Permission denied
< 221 Goodbye. Service closing connection.
* Closing connection #0
So, I can't modprobe it because it says it's not found, but the module seems to be there. Any ideas?

Last edited by camperbait; 06-04-2013 at 12:32 PM. Reason: More details
Old 06-05-2013, 08:14 AM   #2
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:32 PM   #3
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[root@XXXXX ~]# uname -mpir
2.6.18-028stab101.1 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64


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