Incremental file updates over a network, NFS?

Matt McCutchen matt at
Sat Mar 15 18:38:37 GMT 2008

On Sat, 2008-03-15 at 19:32 +0100, Andy Smith wrote:
> > If you don't want to touch the server user's authorized_keys file, you
> > could have a separate user accept the ssh logins and either invoke the
> > daemon via setuid/sudo or connect to a background daemon on the same
> > machine (which works because the protocol is the same for single-use and
> > background daemons).
> I don't really get what you mean, if another user accepts the ssh logins 
> then I need to have an authorized_keys for them??
> So theres not an advantage, hence I dont think Im understanding u 
> properly... Can you elaborate a little pls??

You're understanding correctly.  There would only be an advantage if for
some reason you didn't want to set an authorized key for the user
running the daemon but were fine with setting an authorized key for
another user.


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