[tahoe-dev] An additional bounty for an SFTP interface

Jody Harris imhavoc at gmail.com
Sat Feb 6 21:47:19 UTC 2010

On Sat, Feb 6, 2010 at 2:20 PM, Brian Warner <warner at lothar.com> wrote:

> Jody Harris wrote:
> > There is a problem that I did not state explicitly:
> >
> > "I do not have a pycrypto package available on Ubuntu 9.10."
> The debian package name is "python-crypto", and if you installed the
> Ubuntu 9.10 (karmic) tahoe-lafs package, you should already have it. The
> dependency chain is:
>  tahoe-lafs -> python-twisted -> python-twisted-conch->python-crypto
> The relevant section in the Tahoe docs (docs/frontends/FTP-and-SFTP.txt)
> says:
>  The Tahoe SFTP server requires the Twisted "Conch" component (a
>  "conch" is a twisted shell, get it?). Many Linux distributions package
>  the Conch code separately: debian puts it in the
>  "python-twisted-conch" package. Conch requires the "pycrypto" package,
>  which is a Python+C implementation of many cryptographic functions
>  (the debian package is named "python-crypto").
> In short, if you follow the "Configuring SFTP Access" instructions in
> the docs, it ought to work for your karmic box without installing
> anything extra. Did that fail somehow?
> cheers,
>  -Brian
> I'm having a moment of, "Well, why didn't you say so in the first place?"

For others: SFTP doc is  located in the tarball at

Followed instructions (keys and ftp.accounts), restarted tahoe.

port 8022 is present, but I have not yet been able to attach to the port.

"Unknown error
SFTP command failed for an unknown reason."

I probably missed something.

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