password file - not working on windows

Samuel Proulx samuel at
Sun Dec 21 06:52:15 EST 2003


I'm backing up a windows machine on a Debian server with rsync.  However, whenever I run rsync from a batch file on windows, it says "password file must not be other-readable." and then asks for my password.  How can I fix this problem and get rsync to accept my password file?  Unfortunately, switching the machine to linux is not an option at the moment.  I know for the server I need to turn off the strict secrets option in the rsyncd.conf file, but I'm not running a windows server, just a client.  

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