strip setuid/setgid bits on backup (was Re: small security-related rsync extension)

Martin Pool mbp at
Fri Jul 12 17:16:03 EST 2002

On 12 Jul 2002, Ben Escoto <bescoto at> wrote:
> On Thu, 2002-07-11 at 21:59, Martin Pool wrote:
> > I have been thinking about what general strategies software tools use
> > to address this problem of focus.  They seem to be
> Haven't the rsync people already evalutated some of these options?  

That would be me. :-)

> I think I remember seeing "plugins" as one of the planned features
> of rsync3, or at least something about the whole structure being
> very flexible.

I think the main questions are:

 - do people actually want all that flexibility?

 - is it worth starting from scratch?

 - is this a reasonable way to go

You can see the current thoughts here:

I'd appreciate any comments you might have.


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