--passord-file doesn't work

tim.conway at philips.com tim.conway at philips.com
Mon May 13 10:01:02 EST 2002

sorry for slow reply.  busy.
my point is that you must NOT use the rsyncd.secrets file as the password 
the password file is to be a file contining a single line, which is only 
the password.
rsync won't parse the secrets file to determine what password goes with 
what user.  It expects to be told the password, either interactively, 
through the password-file, or via the $RSYNC_PASSWORD environment 

Tim Conway
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Francois Chenais <francois at chenais.net>
Sent by: rsync-admin at lists.samba.org
05/08/2002 09:00 AM

        To:     Tim Conway/LMT/SC/PHILIPS at AMEC
        cc:     rsync at lists.samba.org
rsync-admin at lists.samba.org
        Subject:        Re: --passord-file doesn't work

On Wed, 8 May 2002 08:45:06 -0600
tim.conway at philips.com wrote:

> --password-file= works just fine.  You're using the files designated by 
> "secrets file" option in rsyncd.conf.
That's what I have written on the bottom of my previous mails

tamtam:/etc# rsync --password-file=/etc/rsyncd.secrets backupcvs at cvs::cvs/ 

@ERROR: auth failed on module cvs
rsync error: partial transfer (code 23) at io.c(143)

                 All seems OK

tamtam:/etc# ls -ltr /etc/rsyncd.secrets 
-rw-------    1 root     root           23 May  7 18:12 

tamtam:/etc# id
uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root)


PS for tim: [CYGWIN rsync] I'll do the test next week because of hollyday 
                 8 May : 2nd World War victory
                 9 May : Ascension
       10 May : Go and work for just a day ? no :-)

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