mkstemp permission denied

Kevin Loechner loechner at
Thu Jun 12 03:15:08 EST 2003

We are using rsync to push DNS records from one machine (running rsync
2.5.6 as a client process on Debian woody) to a collocation server (
running rsync 2.5.6 as a daemon on RedHat 7.3).  To test this process we
are using a script that pushes one file from the Debian box to the
collocation server.  It appears that a file transfers, but upon checking there is
no file transfer and an error in the rsyncd log.

relevant line in /var/log/rsyncd.conf
2003/06/11 08:21:11 [9300] mkstemp .stupid.fle.j3PApB failed: Permission denied

*** /etc/rsyncd.conf ***
path = /var/named/
comment = Accepts client request to download DNS records
secrets file = /etc/rsyncd.secrets
read only = false

*** /etc/xinetd.d/rsync ***
service rsync
        only_from       = # see rsyncd.conf for restrictions
        bind            = <server IP address>
        socket_type     = stream
        protocol        = tcp
        wait            = no
        user            = root
        server          = /usr/local/bin/rsync
        server_args     = --config=/etc/rsyncd.conf --daemon
        log_on_failure  += USERID


*** -vv output from running test script ***
opening tcp connection to port 873
building file list ...
expand file_list to 4000 bytes, did move
total: matches=0  tag_hits=0  false_alarms=0 data=22
wrote 193 bytes  read 56 bytes  166.00 bytes/sec
total size is 22  speedup is 0.09

Kevin Loechner
Lowell Telecommunications Corporation
Community Software Engineer
cse3 at

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