rsync + ssh

Tim Conway conway at
Mon Jun 21 19:56:29 GMT 2004

Well, whaddya know?  I've known of people running a rsyncd binding on 
localhost and tunneling, when they were afraid of getting sniffed.  I 
assume this is just an automation of that process?  I guess it's time to 
reload my mental copy of the man pages.

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

According to the manpage and other docs, it also 
possible to use ssh to connect to a daemon using 
"::".  However, you must use the --rsh="ssh ..." 
option instead of the -e.

"o      for  copying  from the local machine to a 
remote machine using a remote shell program as the 
transport, using rsync server on the remote 
machine.  This is invoked when the destination 
path contains a :: separator and the --rsh=COMMAND 
option is also provided.

More information about the rsync mailing list