rsync permission problem when chmod 000

Wayne Davison wayned at
Thu Apr 13 17:18:41 GMT 2006

On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 10:23:32PM -0300, TDT wrote:
> 1) I'm running an rsyncd one a server... then I run rync (client) as
> root on another server
> even being root, it doesn't read files/dirs with chmod 000 for example
> and gives error on them

Which way are you copying?  The rootness of the client doesn't affect
what user an rsync daemon is running as, so if you're copying from an
rsync daemon, you need to ensure that its config file specifies that it
should run as root if you need it to be running as root (it defaults to


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