plindsay at dcs.st-and.ac.uk
Thu Oct 18 18:59:12 EST 2001
In the literature there are many references to running rsync and ssh
together. I need to use ssh because normal ftp is disabled on both my
servers. I need to use rsync because it is, by miles, the best way to copy
I did notice, though, when I ran ssh in debug mode, I got the message:
"Method 'publickey' disabled."
I suspect my problems are to do with this.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Dykstra" <dwd at bell-labs.com>
To: "peter lindsay" <plindsay at dcs.st-and.ac.uk>
Cc: <rsync at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2001 10:47 PM
Subject: Re: ssh->rsync->newbie
> On Wed, Oct 17, 2001 at 10:51:12AM +0100, peter lindsay wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have two linux/apache servers running rsync and ssh.
> > I can manually ( i.e. command line ) rsync between the servers with no
> > difficulty - other than being required to enter a password before the
> > initiates.
> > I wanted to put the process in a script and run it through cron(tab),
> > still get prompted for the password.
> > I've followed literature on this ( there seems to be plenty ) but cannot
> > further. I've looked at password files and public/private key
> > suspected that perhaps my ssh installation was incomplete, but I don't
> > Any suggestions gratefully received,
> > Thanks,
> > Pete Lindsay
> Again, before we go on, do you want to use ssh or do you want to use
> rsync --daemon? There are ways in both cases to do transfers without
> a password, but the way you do it is very different so let us know which
> one you want. Your original question showed you seemed to be trying both.
> With ssh, the easiest way is usually to do a ssh-keygen without a
> and copy the public key into ~/.ssh/authorized_keys on the server. With
> rsync --daemon, the default is no password but if that's a security
> you can use a "secrets file" on the server side and use
> option on the client where the file is not world readable.
> - Dave Dykstra
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