write only in rsyncd.conf

Andrew Pimlott andrew at pimlott.net
Fri Mar 26 05:45:43 GMT 2004

A while back, there was a patch for a "write only" option in
rsyncd.conf[1].  I use rsync for network backups, and I would be
slightly more comfortable if other hosts couldn't read their backups
(even though they can clobber them).  Imagine that I scrub some
sensitive data just before someone steals my laptop.  I don't want him
to be able to retrieve the data from backup.  (I know, this scenario is
rather far-fetched.)

Is there any interest in reviving this patch?


[1] http://lists.samba.org/archive/rsync/2002-February/001689.html

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