Enhanced authentication and authorization in rsyncd

Paul Slootman paul+rsync at wurtel.net
Wed Oct 21 10:53:06 MDT 2009

On Tue 20 Oct 2009, Wayne Davison wrote:

> .  I changed
> your ro, rw, and deny settings to be specified via suffixes.  For
> example:

>     auth user = joe:deny admin:rw @rsync:ro susan


> Potential backward incompatibility:  usernames used to be able to start
> with a @ and (surprisingly, given the syntax of the secrets file) even
> contain a colon.

A colon would have given problems already in *nix systems, think about
chown user:group file...

> If anyone likes/dislikes this, please feel free to comment.

I like it :)


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