@ERROR: auth failed on module

Wayne Davison wayned at samba.org
Tue Jun 7 16:42:22 GMT 2005

On Tue, Jun 07, 2005 at 12:07:49PM -0400, twsnnva at cox.net wrote:
> 2005/06/07 11:29:35 [20870] auth failed on module home from serverA.domain.com (

If you upgrade the server to 2.6.5, rsync will log the reason that the
auth failed on that log-file line (password mismatch, missing secret,
unauthorized user, invalid challenge response)  Also, it doesn't have the
bug (fixed in 2.6.3) that causes a secret (or password) file's last (or
only) line to be ignored if it doesn't end in a newline (which you might
also check for).  If you can't upgrade, try various failure points, like
manually specifying the rsyncd username (user at host::module), inputting
the password manually, etc., to try and narrow down the failure.


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