httpfs depends on FUSE. Therefore it's important to have a working FUSE.

First you need the device, which root can build as follows:

	mknod /dev/fuse c 10 229
	chmod 666 /dev/fuse
(That is hopefully already done by installation of FUSE.)

The properties must show up like this:

You have also to assure, that an unprivileged user can mount with fusermount:

	chmod 4755 fusermount
(This should also be unnecessary, if FUSE was proper installed.)

(SUID-Bit must by set!)

Since fusermount is called by httpfs (you don't call it yourself), it must be accessible in PATH.

Furthermore httpfs — actually FUSE — needs libfuse.so and a kernel module fuse.o on 2.4.x-kernels (Kernel 2.6.14 and up have build-in Fuse-support).

	insmod fuse.o
allows root to install it.

For your convenience — you need kernel headers to compile it yourself — you can download fuse.o(2.4.27) here. For kernel 2.4.26 you can visit http://www.damnsmalllinux.org.