strange password problem with rsync

tim.conway at tim.conway at
Thu May 16 11:59:05 EST 2002

The configuration you show has only a user matching the module name as an 
auth user, and thus, the condition you describe is exactly what you have 
configured.  Add another username to the "auth users" list for the unixadm 
module and make him an entry in the secrets file, and you should be able 
to use that user on the unixadm module.

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Stewart Mclean <S.Mclean at>
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05/15/2002 07:11 PM

        To:     "'rsync at'" <rsync at>
        cc:     (bcc: Tim Conway/LMT/SC/PHILIPS)
        Subject:        strange password problem with rsync

Hi guys, I am experiencing a very strange problem with passwords and
username with rsync. 
I have a "auth users" line in my /etc/rsyncd.conf file (see below) and a
corresponding username and password in my /etc/rsyncd.secrets. The strange
thing is is that authentication for the module listed in /etc/rsyncd.conf
(unixadm) only works IF the username in /etc/rsyncd.secrets is the same as
the module name in /etc/rsyncd.conf. If I try any other username in
/etc/rsyncd.secrets and /etc/rsyncd.secrets I get "@ERROR: auth failed on
module" messages. Can anyone shed some light of what I am experiencing and
how to fix it?

Here is my /etc/rsyncd.conf and /etc/rsyncd.secrets files:

syslog facility = local3
max connections = 1

        path = /home/unixadm/web
        read only = no
        list = yes
        uid = unixadm
        gid = staff
        hosts allow = x.x.x.x
        hosts deny = *
        auth users = unixadm
        secrets file = /etc/rsyncd.secrets

unixadm:password here

Thanks in advance,

Stewart Mclean
UNIX Support Group
Information Management Services
Curtin University of Technology
GPO Box U1987
Perth 6845
Ph: (08) 9266 7495
Email: stewart at

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