Simple FTPS service for storing files




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Really simple FTPS client - only put, get and delete.

This client is used in combination with filezcache and zotonic.

Distinction with other FTPS clients is:

  • Only get, put and delete are supported
  • put of files and/or binaries
  • get with optional streaming function, to be able to stream to the filezcache
  • simple jobs queue, using the 'jobs' scheduler
  • missing directories in the target path are automatically created

NOTA BENE This client only supports FTPS, you really shouldn't use plain FTP anymore.


rebar3 shell
===> Verifying dependencies...
===> Analyzing applications...
===> Compiling ftpfilez
Erlang/OTP 23 [erts-11.1] [source] [64-bit] [smp:12:12] [ds:12:12:10] [async-threads:1] [hipe]

Eshell V11.1  (abort with ^G)
1> application:ensure_all_started(ftpfilez).
2> Cfg = {<<"anonymous">>, <<"test@example.com">>}.
{<<"anonymous">>, <<"test@example.com">>}
3> ftpfilez:put(Cfg, <<"ftps://ftp.example.com/LICENSE">>, {filename, "LICENSE"}).
4> ftpfilez:stream(Cfg, <<"ftps://ftp.example.com/LICENSE">>, fun(X) -> io:format("!! ~p~n", [X]) end).
!! stream_start
!! <<"\n    Apache License\n", ...>>
!! eof
5> ftpfilez:delete(Cfg, <<"ftps://ftp.example.com/LICENSE">>).

Request Queue

Requests can be queued. They will be placed in a supervisor and scheduled using https://github.com/uwiger/jobs The current scheduler restricts the number of parallel S3 requests. The default maximum is 8.

The get, put and delete requests can be queued. A function or pid can be given as a callback for the job result. The stream command can’t be queued: it is already running asynchronously.


6> {ok, ReqId, JobPid} = ftpfilez:queue_put(Cfg, <<"ftps://ftp.example.com/LICENSE">>, {filename, "LICENSE"}, fun(ReqId,Result) -> io:format("!! ~p~n", [ Result ]) end).

The returned JobPid is the pid of the process in the ftpfilez queue supervisor. The callback can be a function (arity 2), {M,F,A} or a pid.

If the callback is a pid then it will receive the message {ftpfilez_done, ReqId, Result}.