[nSLUG] rsync - remote box insists on root password
miles at allnovascotia.com
Sun Apr 1 00:10:59 ADT 2007
When establishing an rsync connection between a local machine and a machine
addressed by an URL, the remote machine insists on the root password. Both
systems are ubuntu, so I have to "sudo rsync..."
I have set myself up with admin privileges on both machines, yet no matter
what is tried, the remote machine always prompts for its root password.
What been tried thus far:
rsync <ipnum>:/remote/path/ /local/path
rsync //<ipnum>:/remote/path/ /local/path
rsync as a daemon on the remote machine, through SSH, before executing
either of the above:
sudo rsync --daemon
then tried both of the above
For the daemon, the remote rsyncd.conf file
holds my username as the only authorized user, and my user/pass is stored
in the secrets file.
I also tried it with "use chroot = yes", and "use chroot = no" in rsyncd.conf.
Eventually I bowed to the remote box's insistence and used its root password.
Anyone done it without supplying that root password?
Regards - Miles Thompson
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