rsync anti-FUD

tim.conway at tim.conway at
Fri Jul 19 10:44:02 EST 2002

The biggest example I've seen is CPT (Content Promotion Tool), used by IBM 
for their own, as well as their hosted, websites.  It uses rsync to copy 
data from inside the firewall to a limited-availability rw DFS replica in 
the DMZ, which is then released to the ro replicas actually exposed to the 

Tim Conway
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Paul Nendick <pnendick at>
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07/18/2002 02:29 PM
Please respond to " Paul C. Nendick "

        To:     rsync at
        cc:     (bcc: Tim Conway/LMT/SC/PHILIPS)
        Subject:        rsync anti-FUD

I'm working on a commercial project that would benefit immensely from
the use of rsync.  However, I cannot convince management that rsync is a
worthy tool due to the rote "it's shareware, it's not supported" FUD. 

Are there any documented, corportate users of rsync? Testimonials?  In
short, how do I drag this risk-averse group out of the FTP age into the
rsync present?


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