encrypted rsyncd - why was it never implemented?

Kevin Korb kmk at sanitarium.net
Wed Dec 3 11:19:49 MST 2014

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You can run rsyncd over ssh as well.  Either with -e ssh host::module
or you can use ssh's -L to tunnel the rsyncd port.  The difference is
which user ends up running the rsyncd.

On 12/03/2014 12:40 PM, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
> 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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