Suggestions for basic rsync configuration

Matt McCutchen matt at
Tue Apr 1 12:58:54 GMT 2008

On Tue, 2008-04-01 at 03:36 -0700, Peter Heiss wrote:
> Wayne Davison-2 wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > Search for the string "admins" in the config file.  You presumably set
> > the gid in more than one spot, such as in the module's settings.
> > 
> I have checked the config file and have not found any duplicates. Here is my
> config file:
> uid = user
> gid = users
> read only = true
> use chroot = true
> transfer logging = true
> log format = %h %o %f %l %b
> log file = /var/log/rsyncd.log
> hosts allow = *
> slp refresh = 300
> [remote]
>         path = /rsync/backup_out
>         comment = Verzeichnis fuer rsync
>         auth users = root
>         secrets file = /etc/rsyncd.secrets
> I am also having problems again with the daemon, it is not responding to
> repests... instead it just times out. It works fine without any problems
> when I transfer files without the daemon. I am starting to loose myself here
> I think with the daemon thing. With everything configured on the Firewall
> correctly, and with all ports opened, no idea what I am still missing. I
> think I will just go without the daemon and just use the regular thing
> without the daemon. Is there anything that you can suggest from my config
> file? Everthing looks ok to me.

The configuration file looks right to me.  If rsync is still trying to
use group "admins", then either there's a really weird bug in rsync or
it is using a different configuration file than you think.  If you
previously ran an rsync daemon with a different configuration file, be
sure to kill that process before starting another rsync daemon.  Then,
to see what configuration file the daemon is opening, you could strace

strace -f -o daemon.strace rsync --daemon

But maybe you just want to use the rsync over ssh.


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