Thanks to a helpful post by William Denton, I remembered the Android utility Tasker, and realized that I could use it to automate the gluing together of my Android phone and my Mac.
Here’s what I did.
Next, on my phone I launched Termux, created a directory ~/.termux/tasker, and created two scripts there.
The first, start-ssh, to start the SSH server on the phone (after killing it first, in case it was running already):
#!/bin/bash pkill sshd sshd
The second, mount-phone-on-mac, to mount the phone on the Mac (by SSHing to the Mac and doing the mount from there, unmounting it first in case it was already mounted):
#!/bin/bash ssh email@example.com "umount ~/motog7" ssh firstname.lastname@example.org "/usr/local/bin/sshfs phone:/storage/emulated/0 ~/motog7 -o volname=motog7 -p 8022"
To allow this second script to work properly, I had to do a couple of things.
First, in System Preferences on the Mac, I had to check the “Remote Login” box on the Sharing sheet.
Second, on the phone, in Termux, I had to create an SSH keypair:
ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 2048 -f id_rsa
This left me with a public key file ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub that I then added to the end of ~/.ssh/authorized_keys on my Mac.
I made these two scripts executable with:
chmod +x ~/.termux/tasker/*
I then tested them out to make sure they worked.
Next, I set up Tasker.
I created a new Profile called Reinventorium with the trigger of State > Wifi Connected and the SSID of my office’s wireless network:
I added a new Task called Mac to this Profile, and added two Actions to that Task, one for each of the two scripts I created above, selecting Plugin > Termux:Task from the Action category and entering the name of the script:
With all of this in place, every time I come into the office with my phone and it connects to the office wireless network, it automatically launches its SSH server, and tells my Mac to mount its storage.