Why is rsyncd trying to access /etc/pwd.db?

Hans Zaunere zaunere at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 17 03:19:01 EST 2003


I'm sorry to reply to my own message, but this is a bit of pressing and
disturbing issue.  Perhaps I am missing an existing resource on the subject?

Please advise.  Thank you,


--- Hans Zaunere <zaunere at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I have rsync-2.5.5 humming along on FreeBSD 4.7-STABLE with no apparent
> problems.  However, I notice when some clients connect to sync, I get this
> in
> /var/log/messages
> rsyncd[42843]: /etc/pwd.db: No such file or directory
> rsync is running as root with this basic rsync.conf:
> use chroot = yes
> read only = yes
> timeout = 600
> Well of course /etc/pwd.db exists and could be readable, but more
> importantly, why is it trying to be accessed at all?  It's an anonymous
> server, so people trying to use auth. have no benefit.  Is there some
> specific client rsync flag that triggers that message?  How can I correct
> it,
> and what does it mean?
> Thank you,

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