Password Authentication

Matthew Simpson msimpson at
Wed May 8 16:41:01 EST 2002

Hi Tim,

I have setup rsync as you suggestion for password authentication but 
I get auth failed on module, see below.

$ rsync -vrtuz  --password-file=~.rsyncpw --delete 
projects at /home/projects/

password file must not be other-accessible
continuing without password file
@ERROR: auth failed on module projects

-rw-rw-r--    1 simpson simpson 8 Apr 29 22:51 .rsyncpw

On the server side:
uid = matt
gid = matt
auth users = projects
secrets file = /etc/rsyncd.secrets
read only=false

-rw-r--r--    1 root     root           29 May  8 16:27 /etc/rsyncd.secrets

Thanks for your help. Any clues?


>close on the rsyncd.conf:  secrets file is  module, not global, so you'll
>need to name the secrets file for each user.
>secrets file format is not user at domain:password.  It knows nor cares who
>it really is or where it comes from.
>See rsyncd.conf:5 contains a wealth of just such information.  In my
>application, I don't use authentication.  In response to your question, I
>read the man page and found the answers.  It took remarkably little time.

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