rsync usage... and I did RTFM

Dave Dykstra dwd at
Thu Feb 7 02:11:24 EST 2002

Sorry, but that advice is wrong.  Daniel's using the single colon so his
rsyncd.conf is being ignored.  Ross needs JD Paul's patch which hasn't bee
integrated yet:

- Dave

On Tue, Feb 05, 2002 at 11:58:55PM -0500, Daniel Ouellet wrote:
> Sure you can. Unless you are looking for a log that I don't know about.
> All my server only have ssh and not only the log is written to a file on the
> /var/log/rsyncd.log, but I did set it up to email me a copy of the transfer
> activity.
> My crontab have:
> 15   *       *       *       *       /usr/local/bin/rsync -e
> ssh -auvz --exclude "/*/logs/" --delete youruser at yourserver:/sites/ /sites
> 2>&1 | tee /var/log/rsync.out | mail -s "`/bin/hostname` rsync update" root
> I run the server in daemon mode.
> The server side is:
> log file = /var/log/rsyncd.log
> pid file = /var/run/
> lock file = /var/run/rsync.lock
> read only=yes
> uid=nobody
> gid=nobody
> And I setup my DSA key on the server to be trusted so that the cron don't
> have to enter the password at every time.
> Finally there is two great articles on how to setup the SSH side of it with
> the passphare instead of empty one.
> Hope this help.
> Daniel
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rsync-admin at [mailto:rsync-admin at]On
> Behalf Of Ross Becker
> Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 11:48 AM
> To: 'rsync at'
> Subject: rsync usage... and I did RTFM
> Hey folks,
>    I've been through the rsync documentation, and to the best of my ability,
> I dont see how to do exactly what I wish to do. I'd go through the mailing
> list archives, but there doesnt seem to be a search function.
> Essentially, I need to rsync securely between some sites, but I want logs
> written. The problem is,  it appears that using rsyncd is the only way to
> get logs, but if you use rsyncd, there's no way to use ssh for secure
> transfers. Is there any way to both get logs written and use ssh at the same
> time?
> Thanks
>   --Ross Becker

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