This is a SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) interface to Rackspace Cloud Files and OpenStack Object Storage, providing a service that acts as a proxy between a SFTP client and a remote files/storage service.
The username/password pair used to open the SFTP session is validated using the authentication service of the files/storage service to get an authentication token.
The communication between the client and the SFTP daemon is encrypted all the time, and the SFTP service supports HTTPS communication with the remote files/storage service.
- python (2.6)
- paramiko (1.7.6)
- python-cloudfiles (1.7.9)
- python-daemon (1.5.5)
- ftp-cloudfs (0.12.2)
- python-memcached (1.45)
These are the minimum recommended versions based in our testing environment.
You may need to create a host key with ssh-keygen.
To install the software, run following command:
python setup.py install
Or using pip:
pip install sftp-cloudfs
Please use the latest pip version, old versions may have bugs. You can upgrade pip using pip: pip install --upgrade pip.
Or using Debian packaging:
debuild -us -uc
dpkg -i sftpcloudfs_VERSION-1_all.deb
Once installed you can run the service with sftpcloudfs executable, that supports following options:
--version show program's version number and exit -h, --help show this help message and exit -a AUTHURL, --auth-url=AUTHURL Authentication URL -k HOST_KEY, --host-key-file=HOST_KEY Host RSA key used by the server -b BIND_ADDRESS, --bind-address=BIND_ADDRESS Address to bind (default: 127.0.0.1) -p PORT, --port=PORT Port to bind (default: 8022) --memcache=MEMCACHE Memcache server(s) to be used for cache (ip:port) -l LOG_FILE, --log-file=LOG_FILE Log into provided file -f, --foreground Run in the foreground (don't detach from terminal) --syslog Enable logging to system logger (daemon facility) -v, --verbose Show detailed information on logging --pid-file=PID_FILE Pid file location when in daemon mode --uid=UID UID to drop the privileges to when in daemon mode --gid=GID GID to drop the privileges to when in daemon mode --config=CONFIG Use an alternative configuration file
The default location for the configuration file is /etc/sftpcloudfs.conf.
Memcache is optional but highly recommended for better performance.
This is free software under the terms of MIT license (check COPYING file included in this package).
The server is loosely based on the BSD licensed sftpd server code from:
Contact and support
The project website is at:
There you can file bug reports, ask for help or contribute patches.
- Christophe Le Guern firstname.lastname@example.org