rsync: Re: using rsync to backup windows workstations

Thomas Lambert thomas at
Thu Nov 15 08:23:32 EST 2001

THAT WAS IT!!!!!!  I just had authorized_keys and not authorized_keys2.  I
knew I had to be close.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Ben Ricker" <bricker at>
To: <rsync at>
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2001 3:47 PM
Subject: Re: rsync: Re: using rsync to backup windows workstations

> On Wed, 2001-11-14 at 14:35, Thomas Lambert wrote:
> > I thought just a straight rsync daemon was unsecure.  I am sending data
> > remote dial-up sites, through the internet to my server.  That is why I
> > using ssh (well trying to use it).  If this was just for my internal
> > network, then YES, I would probably just use the daemon.  One other
> > is that they are dial-up, so each time they connect to the internet,
> > get a new IP.
> You are right: Rsync as a daemon in your environment would be less
> secure than ssh.
> > I tried just doing "ssh linuxbox username -a" and I was asked for a
> > password. So I changed PasswordAuthentication to "no" in my sshd_config
> > on the server. Restarted sshd and now I am getting permission denied. I
> > copy the contents of my,, to
> > authorized_keys on the server.  I'm going to read some more on ssh, but
> > anyone knows a quick fix, let me know.
> There are two: make sure the is in authorized_keys2 if you
> just use '-e ssh' as an option for rsync, this automagically uses ssh
> version 2, so you need the '2' you keys file. 'authorized_keys' is for
> ssh 1. You can change the -e option to "-e 'ssh 1'" to use
> auhtorized_keys (I believe that is the command line; I got ssh 1 doing
> authentication but I switched to 2 because it is much more secure).
> Ben Ricker
> System Administrator

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