rsync logfile - daemon does not log enough

Aaron Stanford aaron at
Fri Sep 12 07:06:50 EST 2003

I am running rsync version 2.56 in daemon mode on a server running Redhat 8.0.  
When I check my log file (located in /var/log/rsyncd.log), the only lines I see 
have to do with the server starting up, like so:

2003/09/11 16:53:42 [15025] rsyncd version 2.5.6 starting, listening on port 873

I would like to see output relating to connections, usernames etc., so I set up 
the following rsyncd.conf file in /etc:

transfer logging = yes
log format = %u %f %b
log file = /var/log/rsyncd.log
pid file = /var/run/
lock file = /var/run/rsync.lock

    path = ~backup
    uid = nobody
    gid = nobody
    read only =no
    list = yes
    auth users = djohn gstan
    secrets file = /etc/rsync.sec

I am running rsync over ssh with the following command from a remote server:

rsync -avvze ssh filename djohn at remoteserver:.

The file transfers fine, but I get no output in the log on the server.  Can 
someone point me in the right direction?  I've read the documentation and 
examples, searched Google and the mailing list, and haven't come across the 
information I'm looking for.  Thank you for your regard.

Aaron Stanford
Stanford Computer Consulting

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