RSYNC: Any Idiots guides out there

L. Cranswick lzc at
Thu Nov 15 04:34:24 EST 2001

There is a rather rambling tutorial at:
(this does not have ssh tunnelling in there)

Though for the following - if the files are owned by root - root
will be the only one able to rsync them across?

Maybe creating a special account with some extra file
privaledges but not 100% root could get the job done for


> I need to set-up something to syncronise (say every hour) a set of ftp and 
> config files between two servers and rsync seems to be the prog for the job 
> (for a HA ftp server using Pro-ftp).
> But so far, unless i run as root, with root being able to login to both servers, 
> it doesn't work.
> I get the feeling i'm getting confused with rsh and ssh setups and 
> bits....hence an idiots guid to getting the job done would be a life saver
> Any pointers ???
> Ta,
> 		Lee
> --
> Lee Edward Armstrong (now in maried form!)
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