Root access over ssh?
jim at jrssystems.net
Thu Mar 25 18:34:20 GMT 2004
There are any number of reasons you might still need or want rsync to
run as root. For one, if you're rsyncing *to* the remote machine rather
than *from* it, you might want to preserve access times, permissions,
and ownerships - and you've got to be root on the remote system in order
to do that; otherwise you get stuck with everything being owned by you
and datestamped with the current time (which among other things will
prevent your properly being able to use datestamp at a later date to
determine which files and directories need updating when you rsync again).
You might also be planning on moving lots of users' files, which a
non-root account might not be able to access in the directories on the
Brian Chase wrote:
> I'm not the command line guru, but it is my understanding that if you've
> got rsyncd running at boot time, any user can rsync over ssh to his or
> her home directories without requiring root access.
> I can't imagine a time when you'd need them to access other directories,
> except maybe /var/html and subs, but if you do, symbolic links and a few
> chmod's might be in order to accomplish this.
> Hope to hear more from others on this to either confirm or rebuke my
> Paul Galbraith wrote:
>> Is it possible to configure rsync in server mode, to gain access to
>> root protected files, without the user having to log in as root
>> through ssh?
>> I'd prefer to login as a regular user through ssh and access an rysnc
>> server on the host that's running as root. As far as I can tell,
>> however, that's not possible...am I wrong?
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