[fedora-virt] libguestfs best practices: Exposing files from the host for the duration of a session

Ask Bjørn Hansen ask at develooper.com
Fri May 29 10:13:10 UTC 2009

On May 29, 2009, at 2:44, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:

> If we put an FTP server inside the appliance, things are better.  FTP
> clients are widely available, either standalone or as libraries for
> many programming languages.  They just need to be able to make a TCP
> connection, so there is no requirement for special privileges.  On the
> server side (inside the appliance) the FTP server is running as "root"
> so it can make arbitrary changes to the filesystem.

Please make FTP die already!  :-)

How about HTTP (WebDAV) or - better - just use the ssh file transfer  

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