Root access over ssh?

Wayne Davison wayned at
Fri Mar 26 19:38:39 GMT 2004

On Fri, Mar 26, 2004 at 02:30:48PM -0500, Paul Galbraith wrote:
>  My impression is that when run as a server over a remote ssh 
> connection, rsync is being started up as a process under the ssh user's 
> account, instead of connecting to the root rsync server that I've got 
> running out of inetd.

That's correct.  If you want to connect to a pre-running server, you
need to use the :: syntax without a remote shell.  Check out the tunnel
support in ssh or in software such as stunnel for how to tunnel a secure
connection from one system to another.


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