Help with rsync configuration

Ilya Vishnyakov ilya at
Fri Jan 5 17:17:00 GMT 2007

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You need to exchange public keys with the server (go to .ssh directory
in home directory and pull out .pub key and copy the content of it
into .authorized_keys in home directory on the server do the same with
the receiving server)

Vinicius Carvalho wrote:
> Hello there! We are trying to get rsync to work in our servers but
> so far we did not succeeded. Our scenario is a 3 machines where one
>  directory must be replicated through all the clusters, no matter
> where the file was saved. I have a few basic questions regarding
> that:
> 1st Do I need a daemon on all instances or just one of them? Files
> saved on any of them must be mirrored
> 2nd We gave a try with rsync 2.6.9 on Suse 9 machines, here's the
> rsync.conf:
> gid = users read only = false use chroot = true transfer logging =
> true log format = %h %o %f %l %b log file = /var/log/rsyncd.log
> [test] path = /root/test auth users = jboss secrets file =
> /etc/rsyncd.secrets hosts deny = * hosts allow =* list =
> false
> our rsyncd.secrets: jboss:jboss
> We start the daemon with no errors, but when trying to connect to
> it using:
> rsync -avz -e ssh jboss at .
> so after running the command above and trying to enter the password
>  for jboss 3 times we get: Permission denied
> (publickey,keyboard-interactive). rsync: connection unexpectedly
> closed (0 bytes received so far) [receiver] rsync error: error in
> rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(453) [receiver=2.6.9]
> What am I missing?
> Best regards

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