rsync: a bit of confusion

Tim Conway conway at
Tue Dec 7 16:24:19 GMT 2004

xinetd is the daemon.  It will spawn rsync processes as connections come 
to 872 (assuming that's the port you associated with whatever you named 
that service).  This is assuming, of course, that xinetd has read the 
configuration since you made the change, either by HUP, xinetd  bounce, or 
system bounce.

Tim Conway
Unix System Administration
Contractor - IBM Global Services - ODCS
conway at

How exactly do I start the daemon? I have it now in xinetd file as,

        disable = no
        socket_type     = stream
        wait            = no
        user            = root
        server          = /usr/bin/rsync
        server_args     = --daemon
        log_on_failure  += USERID

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