[Bug 8844] rsyncd ownership handling

András Porjesz andras.porjesz at ericsson.com
Mon Aug 13 00:16:09 MDT 2012


This is the bug:
That is stated poorly. And it is not invalid at all. 

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Subject: [Bug 8844] rsyncd ownership handling


Wayne Davison <wayned at samba.org> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |INVALID

--- Comment #1 from Wayne Davison <wayned at samba.org> 2012-08-12 17:18:51 UTC --- Taken from the rsyncd.conf manpage:

    This parameter specifies the user name or user ID that file transfers to and from that module should take place as when the daemon was run as root.

That is stated poorly in that it is trying to say that the process runs as that user.  The gid parameter is similar.  Both default to running the process as "nobody", which has no rights to chown files to other users.  So, if you want to preserve ownership, you must run the receiving process as root, or perhaps settle for fake-super storing ownership info as xattrs (which will only be useful for people reading the files via rsync).

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