running rsync daemon as unpribileged

Keld Jørn Simonsen keld at
Sat Aug 30 16:23:19 GMT 2008


I run a mirror service where for gentoo I run rsync as a daemon.
Currently the daemon runs root to get the 873 port opened.
And when transfers then run, they run as nobody.

I would like the rsync daemon to connect to 873 (as root)
then possibly do a chroot and then run always as something else
than root (maybe nobody).

It this advisable? Is it possible?

best regards

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