DO NOT REPLY [Bug 7510] New: rsyncd.conf: Default path=/ is dangerous

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Fri Jun 11 08:31:33 MDT 2010

           Summary: rsyncd.conf: Default path=/ is dangerous
           Product: rsync
           Version: 3.0.7
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: Other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at
        ReportedBy: pepper at
         QAContact: rsync-qa at

One of our users accidentally commented out the path entry for a module on our
backup server. As a result, the backup started overwriting system files and
wrecked the backup server. I realize that path=/ is an excellent default for
pulling backups from other machines, but would like to suggest that path must
be explicitly set (for all modules or individual modules) in order to write to 

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