Question about file ownership on destination

acct svcs heartofthematter at
Tue Dec 30 09:23:21 EST 2003


AFAIK, the daemon is running as root.  Thjs is how I set it up under xinetd. 
  As I understand it, in order for the chroot to work, it has to be root. 
This is also evidenced by the fact that it is running on  rsync's default 
port which is under 1024.


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>On Mon, Dec 29, 2003 at 01:19:06PM -0500, acct svcs wrote:
> > The problem I have is that the files created on the destination still
> > appear to be owned by the local user (server1) on the rsync server.
>Which is the user you told rsync to run as.  If you want any other
>user(s) to own the files, you have to tell it to run as root.

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