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You need a temporary ftp server in your python unittests?

This small library provides you the class called FTPServerContext.

Uses pyftpdlib to run the ftp-server.

Supports:

  • ftp
  • ftps (FTP over TLS)

Does not support:

  • sftp (FTP via SSH)

Usage

Usage:

temp_dir = tempfile.mkdtemp()
with FTPServerContext(temp_dir) as ftp_context:
    # now you have these variables for testing your ftp client code:
    ftp_context.ip_address
    ftp_context.test_user_name
    ftp_context.test_user_password
    ftp_context.port

Install

Via pip:

pip install ftpservercontext

See: https://pypi.org/project/ftpservercontext/

Internals

With subprocess.Popen() a script called serve_directory_via_ftp gets called.

You provide FTPServerContext a directory and the ftp server serves this directory via ftp running on ‘127.0.0.1’ and a matching open port.

If the python interpreter leaves the with-block, then the subprocess running the ftp-server gets automatically terminated.

You can see a working example in the unittest: https://github.com/tbz-pariv/ftpservercontext/blob/master/ftpservercontext/tests/test_ftpservercontext.py

Feedback

Feedback is welcome. Just open an issue at github, even if you just want to say “thank you”.

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