This is a gem that allows you to test FTP implementations in ruby. It is a minimal single-client FTP server that can be bound to any arbitrary port on localhost.
We want to ensure that our code works, in a way that is agnostic to the implementation used (unlike with stubs or mocks).
FakeFtp is a simple FTP server that fakes out enough of the protocol to get us by, allowing us to test that files get to their intended destination rather than testing how our code does so.
To test passive upload:
require 'fake_ftp' require 'net/ftp' server = FakeFtp::Server.new(21212, 21213) ## 21212 is the control port, which is used by FTP for the primary connection ## 21213 is the data port, used in FTP passive mode to send file contents server.start ftp = Net::FTP.new ftp.connect('127.0.0.1', 21212) ftp.login('user', 'password') ftp.passive = true ftp.put('some_file.txt') ftp.close server.files.should include('some_file.txt') server.file('some_file.txt').bytes.should == 25 server.file('some_file.txt').should be_passive server.file('some_file.txt').should_not be_active server.stop
To test active upload:
server = FakeFtp::Server.new(21212) ## 21212 is the control port, which is used by FTP for the primary connection ## 21213 is the data port, used in FTP passive mode to send file contents server.start ftp = Net::FTP.new ftp.connect('127.0.0.1', 21212) ftp.login('user', 'password') ftp.passive = false ftp.put('some_file.txt') ftp.close server.files.should include('some_file.txt') server.file('some_file.txt').bytes.should == 25 server.file('some_file.txt').should be_active server.file('some_file.txt').should_not be_passive server.stop
Note that many FTP clients default to active, unless specified otherwise.
This is not a real FTP server and should not be treated as one. The goal of this gem is not to create a thread-safe multi-client implementation. It is best used to unit test models that generate files and transfer them to an FTP server.
As such, there are some things that won't be accepted upstream from pull requests:
- simultaneous multi-client code
- support for long term file persistence
- binding to arbitrary IPs
- global state beyond that required to pass the minimum required to generate passing tests
Recommendations for testing patterns
Separate configuration from code. Do not hard code the IP address, FQDN or port of an FTP server in your classes. It introduces fragility into your tests. Also, the default FTP port of 21 is a privileged port, and should be avoided.
Separate the code that generates files from the code that uploads files. You tests will run much more quickly if you only try to upload small files. If you have tests showing that you generate correct files from your data, then you can trust that. Why do you need to upload a 20M file in your tests if you can stub out your file generation method and test file upload against 10 bytes? Fast fast fast.
- http://rubyforge.org/projects/ftpd/ - a simple ftp daemon written by Chris Wanstrath
- http://ruby-doc.org/stdlib/libdoc/gserver/rdoc/index.html - a generic server in the Ruby standard library, by John W Small
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