Size Limit in rsyncd.conf File?

jw schultz jw at
Tue Dec 2 10:05:23 EST 2003

On Mon, Dec 01, 2003 at 01:58:11PM -0500, Daemian Mack wrote:
> I've got an rsyncd.secrets file with 59 accounts in it.  Almost all 
> these need to be enabled concurrently.  My rsyncd.conf thus has an auth 
> users field with upward of 50 values.  I'm starting to wonder at what 
> point I'll have maxed that field out, especially as we're taking on new 
> accounts all the time.
> Incidentally, whether or not there is a limit, is it possible to do some 
> sort of file-include for the auth users field, instead of enumerating 
> every account?  It would make it much cleaner to maintain to simply 
> refer to an external file which just had a list of the accounts I want 
> to give access to...

I've not tried it but auth users permits the use of shell
wildcards in user names so 
	auth users = *
would restrict the users to all of those listed in the
secrets file.  If you wish different user lists for
different modules just use module-specific secrets files.

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