authentication error

CHEUNG Chi Wai, Chris chris.cheung at
Mon Aug 25 12:12:46 EST 2003

Thank you, 
Finally, my porblem is the secret file have to key in a enter at the end of

-----Original Message-----
From: cbarratt at [mailto:cbarratt at]
Sent: Saturday, August 23, 2003 2:42 PM
To: CHEUNG Chi Wai, Chris
Cc: 'rsync at'
Subject: Re: authentication error 

"CHEUNG Chi Wai, Chris" writes:

> I have setup a Rysnc server in Mandrake 9.1 
> When I add a auth user into my Rsync.conf and rsync.secrets,
> it do not work, everytime it shows
> [root at html]# rsync chris at mandrake82::XXXXX/.html/. / 
> Password: 
> @ERROR: auth failed on module XXXXX
> rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (89 bytes read so far)
> rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(165)
> This is my rsync's config file
> path =/Nukephp
> comment =
> use chroot
> auth users = chris,
> secrets file = /etc/rsyncd.secrets
> This is my secret.files
> chris:chris

Several things to check:

  - Is /etc/rsyncd.secrets the correct path?

  - Permission on /etc/rsyncd.secrets.  If it is o+r then it will
    be ignored.

  - Are you missing a newline at the end of your /etc/rsyncd.secrets file?
    I believe rsync ignores the last line if it ends in EOF instead
    of a newline.
  - Probably benign, but I'd comment out the "auth users" entry too
    until you get it to work (don't know if the hanging comma will
    cause a problem).


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