rsync server does not read /etc/rsync.conf

David Nguyen DNguyen at
Fri Dec 16 15:21:18 GMT 2005

Yes, I change it to rsyncd.conf but it still does not work.  I run rsync command from remote client to copy files from server to client as shown.  My configuration should not allow this client to access server but I still can run rsync from this client to get files from the server.

client01$ rsync -rvcogtz --progress server01:/usr/local/apache-2.0.5/htdocs  /usr/local


>>> <webster at> 12/16/05 7:52 AM >>>
Isn't it rather 'rsyncd.conf' ?

Wayne Davison <wayned at>
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12/15/05 07:06 PM

        To:     David Nguyen <DNguyen at>
        cc:     rsync at 
        Subject:        Re: rsync server does not read /etc/rsync.conf

On Thu, Dec 15, 2005 at 05:35:53PM -0600, David Nguyen wrote:
> I have /etc/rsync.conf setup to allow only certain systems to access
> but it seems rsync server does not read my /etc/rsync.conf as it does
> allow other systems access as well.

You didn't supply enough information to know for sure, but it might be
that you're using a remote-shell syntax instead of a daemon-mode syntax.
If not, check the log file that the rsync daemon is using (which is
presumably /var/adm/rsyncd.log) to see what info gets logged about each
connection.  Also, check to see if some existing rsync daemon is already
running using a different config file (check ps).


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