@ERROR: auth failed on module

Thomas Simmons twsnnva at cox.net
Wed Jun 8 00:58:26 GMT 2005

John & Wayne, :)
I'm fairly certain no other rsync processes were running, a reboot was 
part of the troubleshooting process, as was a 'killall rsync' or two. I 
did try specifying the user (root at serverB::home), and manually gave the 
password. I did not have the newline character at the end of the secrets 
& password files, but did add them to no avail. Upgrading to 2.6.5 would 
be possible, but I worked around the issue by going anonymous. These two 
servers are connected via a crossover cable, and rsyncd is only 
listening on the ip of that interface, so it's not a security issue. I'd 
still like to find out what caused it to seemingly stop working for no 
reason, the last successful rsync occured on June 1, and rsync hadn't 
been updated since April 15. The only package that was updated on June 1 
was freeradius, which I can't see causing this. We did have a UPS 
failure, but that was 5 days prior to last successful rsync job, so 
doubt that caused it either. I'm stumped.

Thanks for the help guys!

John Van Essen wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Jun 2005, <twsnnva at cox.net> wrote:
> Thanks for the detail in your report.  Error messages, log messages,
> config files all in one email.  :)
>>/var/log/rsyncd.log on ServerB
>>2005/06/07 11:29:24 [22075] rsyncd version 2.6.0 starting, listening on port 873
>>2005/06/07 11:29:35 [20870] auth failed on module home from serverA.domain.com (
> I don't know if the fork() happens before or after the auth, but I
> would expect the PID values to be the same or the child's PID to be
> slightly higher after only 11 seconds.
> So the PID values imply that you have multiple daemons running.  Have
> you checked for that?
>     John

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