How to mount your N.ETHZ home directory

On our managed Linux workstations

Using SSHFS/SFTP

If you want to mount your N.ETHZ home directory on our managed Linux workstations you can do this using sshfs:

mkdir NETHZ
sshfs xyz@hg.n.ethz.ch: NETHZ
cd NETHZ

where xyz is your N.ETHZ user name.

Unmounting works with fusermount -u, e.g.

cd ..
fusermount -u NETHZ

See also the according documentation by the central IT services (Informatikdienste).

Alternatives: sftp or smbclient

Alternatively you can also use the SSH-based sftp or the SMB based `smbclient which both have an ftp-like command-line to access files and directories:

SFTP

sftp xyz@hg.n.ethz.ch

smbclient

$ smbclient -U 'd\xyz' //d.ethz.ch/dfs/users
smb: \> cd all/xyz

On your own Linux machine

See https://www1.ethz.ch/id/services/list/comp_raum_stud/homeverzeichnis/index_EN details on how to mount your N.ETHZ home directory on your own Linux box inside ETH.