Newbie: What does -e do?
jellis at dhnet.us
Sun Aug 6 02:19:39 GMT 2006
on 8/5/06 4:51 PM, Jan-Benedict Glaw at jbglaw at lug-owl.de wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-08-05 15:36:57 -0700, Jeffrey Ellis <jellis at dhnet.us> wrote:
>> The first I see pretty often is e. Can someone explain what this does?
> rsync can be used in conjunction with several transport protocols. In
> one incarnation, you can tell rsync about a command (supplied with the
> -e command line option) that'll execute a given command (that'll be
> supplied on the command line) on a remote host.
> The usual usage is to tell rsync to use ssh so shift all the data over
> the internet. That way, you can strongly authenticate the remote host
> (so that simple IP spoofing won't give an attacker all of your backup)
> as well as encrypt all the traffic.
> MfG, JBG
Thank you. That explains it perfectly :)
All My Best,
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