Mon Jul 13 22:30:55 MDT 2009
If âuse chrootâ is true, the rsync daemon will chroot to the
âpathâ before starting the file transfer with the client. This
has the advantage of extra protection against possible implemenâ
tation security holes, but it has the disadvantages of requiring
super-user privileges, of not being able to follow symbolic
links that are either absolute or outside of the new root path,
hierarchy. The default for âuse chrootâ is true, and is the
safer choice (especially if the module is not read-only).
This feature is activated if you run rsync in daemon mode, which seems
to agree with your results.
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