starting daemon from ssh

Jon Drukman jsd at
Thu Apr 28 19:01:29 GMT 2005

Jon Drukman wrote:
> This may seem odd, but I'm trying to start rsync in daemon mode from an 
> ssh connection... ie, something like this:
> ssh host1 /usr/bin/rsync --daemon --port=9999 --config=/path/to/config.txt
> the reason why is i need to start it on 40 machines and manually logging 
> into each one is a pain.  even with copying and pasting.  i'd rather 
> just write a shell script to do it in a loop.
> anyway it doesn't work.  it just prints
> @RSYNCD: 26

turned out to be an ssh question more than an rsync question.  just do

ssh -t host rsync --daemon

forces ssh to allocate a pseudotty so rsync has something to detach from.

hope this helps somebody out.


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