SSHFS allows accessing directories and files on remote SSH servers as if they were on your local PC. One quirk is that accessing a large number of small files will incur a speed penalty.
When specifying the remote directory using sshfs, include a trailing slash to avoid
Input/Output Error messages.
sshfs -o workaround=rename joe@server:/opt/netfiles/ ~/Z
sshfs -o workaround=rename joe@server:/opt/netfiles ~/Z