uid/gid settings in rsyncd.conf not respected?

Matt McCutchen matt at mattmccutchen.net
Wed Feb 18 06:50:10 GMT 2009

Harry, please CC rsync at lists.samba.org in your replies so that others
can help and your messages are archived for others' future benefit.

On Tue, 2009-02-17 at 09:02 -0800, Harry Mangalam wrote:
> Thanks for the info and patch - I'm just about to try it.  I take it 
> the patches are against 3.0.5?

On Tue, 2009-02-17 at 15:59 -0800, Harry Mangalam wrote: 
> Your patch is failing on the released 3.0.5 source, so I assume 3.0.5 
> is not the target.  What is?  Or failing that, what is 'your' 
> repository?

The original patch was against the latest development rsync (see "Source
repository" on http://rsync.samba.org/download.html ).  The attached one
will work on rsync 3.0.5.  There was a minor conflict with improvements
made to the daemon configuration code since 3.0.5.

> Also, are you saying that it's rsync itself rather than the underlying 
> permission system that allows it take on the supplementary group 
> permissions?  I thought that it was the *ix file / group system that 
> did this. 

The permission system just associates a list of supplementary groups
with each process.  Each program that changes its uid (the most common
examples being login(1) and su(1)) is responsible for calling
initgroups(3) to parse /etc/group and take on the corresponding
supplementary groups.

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