Setting up an rsync server

Kasper Lindvig kasperl at
Tue Sep 11 11:11:30 EST 2001

I am trying to set up an rsync server on windows 2000 and red hat linux 7.1, but unsuccesfully. I haven't been able to find detailed information in the man pages about this issue, which makes it quite hard to figure out. So far I have set up an ftp server and a http server, which I guess would be required for rsync to transfer the files through. Secondly I have created the required files: rsyncd.conf, rsyncd.motd, rsyncd.secrets, rsyncd.log, rsync.lock and Rsyncd.conf looks like this:

motd file = /etc/rsyncd.motd
log file = /var/log/rsyncd.log
pid file = /var/run/
lock file = /var/run/rsync.lock

   path = /
   comment = D drive
   uid = nobody
   gid = nobody
   read only = no
   list = yes
   auth users = anonymous

When running rsync --daemon in one shell and rsync my-global-ip-address:: in another I receive the welcome message and the ftp module to which I should be able to log into. But when issuing this command rsync my-global-ip-address::ftp/* all I get is a hung shell. What is the solutuion to this problem? Could it be that some files are missing, or that some settings have not been set yet? This is in windows 2000. In linux I am not even able to receive the welcome message. I guess it is because the rsync daemon isn't running at all, even though I have tried to start it using rsync --daemon and through inetd. Any help is welcome.

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