[fedora-virt] libguestfs best practices: Exposing files from the host for the duration of a session
Ask Bjørn Hansen
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Fri May 29 17:40:24 UTC 2009
On May 29, 2009, at 4:10, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>> just use the ssh file transfer protocol?
> ssh isn't too widely supported (from programming language libraries).
> Does libssh2 even support scp?
libcurl does. On the server side running sshd (and having sftp-server
installed) seems pretty manageable.
> WebDAV is possible, but it comes down to how much crap it will depend
> upon, all of which needs to go into the appliance.
nginx has a reasonable WebDAV implementation and few dependencies
IIRC. I don't think WebDAV is worth it though; the only real benefit
is that it'd make it easy to make a "browse this disk from your web
> FTP is widely supported and well understood, and the servers are old,
> small, self-contained code. I really think it's better for this, and
> not just because I once wrote an FTP server ...
As long as it's just host->guest communication I agree, it makes no
difference. If it's ever extended to remote host -> guest
communication FTP will just bring tears and misery.
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