Root privilege solution

Tinsley, Scott S. (ManTech) CTR scott.tinsley at
Tue Jun 28 11:49:58 GMT 2005

Turns out "nobody" had been removed from our password files. 

I have used the "uid = " global setting and all appears good.

Last question. Can a daemon version of rsync using the rsyncd.conf file be configured to only allow access to "modules" and no other part of the remote side's file system?

Thanks for your help. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Wayne Davison [mailto:wayned at]
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 2:23 AM
To: Tinsley, Scott S. (ManTech) CTR
Cc: rsync at
Subject: Re: Root privilege solution

On Mon, Jun 27, 2005 at 01:51:28PM -0400, Tinsley, Scott S. (ManTech) CTR wrote:
> 	@ERROR: invalid uid nobody

Does your system not have a user "nobody" in the passwd file?  You can
always set the user via the uid option (e.g. "uid = root") so that rsync
doesn't try to switch to the default user of "nobody".


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