FTP interface to Rackspace Cloud Files and OpenStack Swift
By default the server will bind to port 2021 which allow to be run as a non root/administrator user.
- Python >= 2.6
- python-cloudfiles >= 1.3.0 - http://github.com/rackspace/python-cloudfiles
- pyftpdlib >= 0.6.0 - http://code.google.com/p/pyftpdlib/
- python-daemon >= 1.6 - http://pypi.python.org/pypi/python-daemon/
- python-memcache >= 1.45 - http://www.tummy.com/Community/software/python-memcached/
This has been tested on a Debian testing Linux distribution but it should work on any Unices (including MacOSX) as long you have the requirement listed above.
It should as well work on Windows but this has been completely untested.
Use standard setup.py directives ie :
python setup.py install
Or if you have pip installed you can just do a
pip install ftp-cloudfs
which will install ftp-cloudfs with all the dependencies needed.
On a Debian/Ubuntu the preferred way to install would be like this:
apt-get -y install python-daemon python-stdeb pypi-install python-memcached pypi-install python-cloudfiles pypi-install pyftpdlib pypi-install ftp-cloudfs
The install should have created a /usr/bin/ftpcloudfs (or whatever prefix defined in your python distribution or command line arguments) which can be used like this :
- Usage: ftpcloudfs [OPTIONS]…..
-h, --help show this help message and exit -p PORT, --port=PORT Port to bind the server default: 2021. -b BIND_ADDRESS, --bind-address=BIND_ADDRESS Address to bind by default: 127.0.0.1. --workers=WORKERS Number of workers to use default: 1. --memcache=MEMCACHE Memcache server(s) to be used for cache (ip:port). -a AUTHURL, --auth-url=AUTHURL Auth URL for alternate providers(eg OpenStack) -v, --verbose Be verbose on logging. -s, --service-net Connect via Rackspace ServiceNet network. -f, --foreground Do not attempt to daemonize but run in foreground. -l LOG_FILE, --log-file=LOG_FILE Log File: Default stdout when in foreground --syslog Enable logging to the system logger (daemon facility). --pid-file=PID_FILE Pid file location when in daemon mode. --uid=UID UID to drop the privilege to when in daemon mode --gid=GID GID to drop the privilege to when in daemon mode
The defaults can be changed using a configuration file (by default in /etc/ftpcloudfs.conf). Check the example file included in the package.
Both Rackspace Cloud Files and OpenStack Swift are a object storages and not real file systems. This proxy simulates enough file system functionality to be used over FTP, but it has a performance hit.
To improve the performance a cache is used. It can be local or external (with Memcache). By default a local cache is used, unless one or more Memcache servers are configured.
If you’re using just one worker the local cache will be fine, but if you’re using several workers, configuring an external cache is highly recommended.
This tool is not supported by Rackspace in any sort but I will be happy to help you as much as possible. Your best bet to report issues and or feature request is to have them reported in the github issue tracker :
None known ;-)
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