When you deploy the Object Storage service, you must create or modify several configuration files.

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The swift.conf file contains strings that prevent unauthorized access to your Object Storage content.

2

The loopback device serves as a virtual disk to hold the Object Storage service data.

3

To enable the rsync service for the Object Storage service, you must create the /etc/rsyncd.conf file, modify the default rsync configuration, and manually start the rsync service.

4

The proxy server takes each request for an object and looks up locations for the account, container, or object and routes the requests correctly. The proxy server also handles API requests.

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Rings connect the account, container, and object services. Rings also provide load balancing and failover for services that are running on multiple nodes.