encrypted rsyncd - why was it never implemented?
mangoo at wpkg.org
Wed Dec 3 10:40:43 MST 2014
rsync in daemon mode is very powerful, yet it comes with one big
disadvantage: data is sent in plain.
The workarounds are not really satisfying:
- use VPN - one needs to set up an extra service, not always possible
- use stunnel - as above
- use SSH - is not as powerful as in daemon mode (i.e. read only access,
chroot, easy way of adding/modifying users and modules etc.)
Why was encrypted communication in rsyncd never implemented? Some
technical disagreements? Nobody volunteered?
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