Problems using rsyncd.conf

Niko Suave niko at
Tue Jan 29 07:03:12 EST 2002

I am having a lot of troubles setting up an rsync daemon that works
properly.  I've inspected the Faq-o-matic and as much of the past
archives as I can stand, but I can't seem to get any of the solutions
suggested there to work.

I'm having two problems. 

First, I can't get password authentication to work.  I have ensured
that the password file is only readable by root, and that there is a
newline following every line (note that this is a UNIX newline and not
a DOS newline.  One of the FAQ entries suggested that a CRLF combo was
required, but I assume that can't be right).

The second problem is that I am attempting to use "refuse options" to
ban anyone from executing rsync --delete, but that doesn't seem to
work (the --delete command is still permitted).  Is this not the sort
of option that this is intended for?

thank you all for any assistance, and I apologize that these questions
seem so plebian.

I have included my /etc/rsyncd.conf and /etc/rsyncd.secrets files for



# RSync Configuration File

use chroot = yes
max connections = 2

  comment=mp3 files on main disk
  read only=false
  auth users=mp4
  secrets files=/etc/rsyncd.secrets.out
  refuse options=delete delete-excluded delete-after force

  read only=false
  refuse options=delete delete-excluded delete-after force



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