Group name vs. GID

Wayne Davison wayned at
Thu Mar 13 15:42:36 GMT 2008

On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 02:11:28PM +0200, Mark, Oren wrote:
> On both A and B I use the rsync daemon version and configuration.

See the rsyncd manpage for a discussion of the "use chroot" setting,
how it affects user-/group-name mapping, and what you can do about it:

Note that the "numeric ids" option mentioned therein is new for 3.0.0,
so for older daemons, you can consider the "numeric ids" option to
always be false.

Summary: either turn off "use chroot" or give rsync the mapping files it
needs to work (and hide them).

Note also that the feature mentioned in the man page that allows you to
divide your daemon path into a path internal to the chroot and a path
external to the chroot is also new for rsync 3.0.0.


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