issues with password-file

Wayne Davison wayned at
Sun Apr 2 05:44:49 GMT 2006

On Fri, Mar 31, 2006 at 06:52:30PM -0600, Larry Hotchkiss wrote:
> rsync -P -v -W -r --password-file=/path/secrets.rsync * 
> larry at xx.xx.xx.xx::lhotch/

I assume you meant to say "test" there instead of "lhotch", since that's
the module's name.

> 2006/03/31 17:45:00 [3494] auth failed on module test from unknown 
> (xx.xx.xx.xx).

If you upgrade to a more modern rsync, it will mention (in the log file
only) the exact reason that the authorization failed.  It can be any
number of reasons, from the user "larry" not being in the daemon's
secrets file, the password not matching, etc.  Also, older rsyncs were
particular about the files ending with a newline (which is fixed in
newer versions).


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