from an fstab entry:
root@localhost:/ /media/nuuk fuse.sshfs noauto,x-systemd.automount,_netdev,follow_symlinks,identityfile=/root/.ssh/id_rsa,allow_other,port=11001,default_permissions,reconnect,Compression=no 0 0
might yield this when navigating to the mount point:
fuse: failed to open mountpoint for reading: Too many levels of symbolic links
However, in certain situations SSHFS can throw a peculiar error:
too many levels of symbolic links
In this situation, a fresh key pair on the server and client resolved the issue. The SSHFS was mounted by root, but root had not connect to the server after the key refresh.
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