[Twisted-Python] new to Twisted

David Dahl david at ddahl.com
Wed Aug 10 11:02:29 EDT 2005


I would like to implement a backup client in Python - possibly with  
Twisted Conch or similar tools. I would like the client to operate  
like rsync through ssh, and I am not sure how I should approach this  
functionality. Can I use the OS' rsync through Twisted's ssh client?  
Is there a python module that can be used through twisted's ssh  
client? Has anyone on this list worked on anything like this?

I saw this posted on a newsgroup:

 >  As for scp and rsync-ssh I don't know of
 >any out of the box solutions, however if you're good with Python you
 >may want to take a look at conch (a component of Twisted,
 >http://twistedmatrix.com/), which is a Python implementation of the  
 >protocol.  I've personally seen it used to implement restricted  
 >scp, but I don't think any such package has been released.  Twisted
 >does of course also have a FTP component that can be used more or less
 >out of the box.  I'm not really very familiar with the implementation
 >of rsync, but I can't imagine it would be too hard to implement  
link: http://lists.nycbug.org/pipermail/talk/2004-June/001512.html

I am not sure how true this is after reading the twisted docs and  

I did some searching in the twisted archives, but not all of it...  
sorrry in advance if this topic has been hammered into the ground.


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