--exclude-from works but "exclude from" in rsyncd.conf doesn't ?

Carson Gaspar carson at taltos.org
Sat May 10 07:13:27 EST 2003

--On Friday, May 09, 2003 13:16:14 -0700 Wayne Davison <wayned at samba.org> 

> (just not the effect you're expecting).  As the man page states, the
> option is not the equivalent of specifying the --exclude-from option on
> the command-line, and its main purpose (at the moment) is to limit what
> can be downloaded from a server -- i.e. it makes certain files invisible
> on the server, but the client side doesn't know about the exclusions at
> all.

Except it doesn't always, because the server doesn't canonicalize pathnames 
when a client requests a file via rsync::


Basically, excludes on the server are next to useless.


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