password problem with rsync

jw schultz jw at
Wed Oct 1 15:31:52 EST 2003

On Wed, Oct 01, 2003 at 05:12:18AM +0000, Payal Rathod wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 30, 2003 at 03:53:37PM -0400, Ron DuFresne wrote:
> > You then have two choices, well, perhaps one;
> > 
> > rsh and it's issues to combat
> > 
> > or running in deamon mode as root and connecting to the deamon as root.
> > 
> > Both seem ugly to me.  Of course, if you have enough control of the 
> > 'network' and can make sure it's not 'internet' bound and exposed, this 
> > can be done, as long as you trust the soft chewy center as well as those 
> > 'inside'.
> Ahhhh! Please someone here talk in english. I am unable to understand
> anything. wahhh!!!!
> I just want to copy users directories thru;' cronjob from one machoine
> to another and bad as it may sound I am not worried about security.
> What do you want me to do in such cases. Please understand that this is
> first time I am on a live IP in my life. Till now I was using just few
> computers on LAN and so do nto understand much of rsync and ssh jargon.
> I use ssh just to connect to my remote machine, that's all.

Given that you already use ssh i'd suggest using it for
this.  You don't appear to have set up private/public keys
but it only takes a couple of minutes to create them with
ssh-keygen and then append the .pub key to the remote
systems authorized_keys file.

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