option 'auth users' in rsyncd.conf

Alexander Dahl post at lespocky.de
Sun Jan 24 05:06:14 MST 2010


>> So if I don't put any username there, it's like I would have omitted the
>> line. This is not quite what I expected. This may be senseless but I
> Actually it's exactly what I would have expected, not specifying a list
> is the same as leaving the list empty, which "auth users = " without any
> names does.  I guess it's a matter of point of view :-)

Yeah, that's what came to my thoughts after sending the first mail.

>> would have expected, the rsync daemon would deny everyone to connect
>> then, because he would check an empty list against the secrets file. Is
>> there a way to accomplish this behaviour, denying access? Or maybe a
> Put a user in there that doesn't exist in the password file?

That's what I did now. Thanks for this idea. :-)


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