refuse option = e

Matt McCutchen matt at
Mon Aug 4 18:41:09 GMT 2008

On Mon, 2008-08-04 at 22:02 +0400, Alexey Vlasov wrote:
> Upgrading 2.6 to 3 version in rsync daemon changed the "refuse option"
> manner.

>     refuse options = e

In version 3.0.0, the -e option was commandeered as a way for the rsync
client to signal some compatibility information to the server (or
daemon).  It does not allow execution of arbitrary commands on the
server, so there is no need to refuse it.  See this bug report and the
thread linked from it:

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