Preventing non-root users from transferring root owned files

rcorujo rcorujo at
Fri Apr 6 18:06:14 GMT 2007

Thanks for your response Wayne.

The problem is that we are using SystemImager on our
Linux clusters and the SystemImager scripts do not
invoke rsync with ssh, so a daemon must be running as

I have sent mail to the SystemImager mailing list.

Thank you.


Wayne Davison-2 wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 05, 2007 at 11:54:19AM -0700, rcorujo wrote:
>> What options do I need to use so that root can copy root owned files, but
>> non-root users cannot copy root owned files?
> You need a separate module configured for non-root access (give it a
> uid/gid of nobody or some other normal user).  A daemon can't tell what
> user is running the remote program, so it always runs as the user you
> tell it to run as.  Of course, the other option is to not use daemon
> access, but a remote shell (such as ssh) to enforce user permissions
> that way.
> ..wayne..
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