Workarounds for emergency sshfs mount

One day, I suddenly couldn’t SSHFS mount via the head end server from any computer via VPN, or even back in the office (LAN).

I also couldn’t ssh into the main head end server, but I could ssh into the individual cluster units. I could not sshfs mount from those cluster units, but I COULD see my files via ssh.

Workaround copying sshfs files to my local PC w/o sshfs

  1. using a Windows guest virtual machine, I was able to mount the windows side of the network share (that I can typically always mount via sshfs)
  2. I could sftp and scp from one of the cluster nodes (not the head end node, since I couldn’t get in via ssh).

Probably a weird, incorrect workaround–but it got me my badly needed files in a pinch.