rsync for /etc/passwrd /etc/samba/passwd

Max Bowsher maxb at
Wed Nov 13 00:10:00 EST 2002

Gurnish Anand <gurnish at> wrote:

> Can somebody give me a quick education on sync'ing users, passwords
> and groups between 2 linux servers. Im using Redhat 7.1 as PDC and
> BDC using Samba. I want to sync mainly /etc/passwd, /etc/smbpasswd,
> /etc/group to get a consistancy going in the domain...
> please guide me sync'ing passwords between them ..BOTH WAYS.....if a
> user changes a password on one computer it gets changed on the
> other... and what is the probability of an error??

Rsync syncs on a file level, and unidirectional only.

So no good for this application on both those counts.


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