Rsync security

Wayne Davison wayned at
Wed Jun 16 21:37:25 GMT 2004

On Wed, Jun 16, 2004 at 12:30:04PM -0400, Chris Shoemaker wrote:
> Do any "rsync developers" care to confirm/deny?  [...] I've used rsync
> over NFS with no problems.  

It has been said many times before that using network-mounted disks is
suboptimal because rsync is optimizing the data transfer, not the file
reading -- i.e. if both ends of the transfer are running on the same
machine, the socket/pipe data that rsync is optimizing is being sent
locally and the disk-reading is happening via network reads, so rsync
can't optimize the network use.  However, if you don't mind the
slowdown, it should work OK (as long as the network filesystem involved
isn't buggy or have compatibility issues).


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