RSync on Mac
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Sun Jun 29 22:04:01 GMT 2008
On T 24 Jun, 2008, at 01:53 , Brad Farrell wrote:
> I’m having a heck of a time setting up an RSync server on a mac OS X
> system. I have run it as a daemon (--daemon) with a configuration
> file and have created a plist file and put it in the launch
> directory. Still can’t get a connection. When I run ths ps –E on
> the system, I don’t see rsync running.
> Any links to good setup docs?
I suppose it is a launchd question. I see from the rsync man page:
This tells rsync that it is to run as a daemon. The
daemon you start running may be accessed using an rsync client using
the host::module or rsync://host/module/ syntax.
If standard input is a socket then rsync will assume that it
is being run via inetd, otherwise it will detach from the current
terminal and become a background daemon. The daemon will read the
config file (rsyncd.conf) on each connect made by a client and
respond to requests accordingly. See the rsyncd.conf(5) man page
for more details.
If rsync detaches, launchd won't be happy. Have you had a look at how
the /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ftp.plist is written? To see if
there is a problem with the service you should tail -f /var/log/
system.log after giving the command launchctl load /Library/
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