[Bug 11414] rsync: chgrp "/.filename.5afK5X" (in dirdir) failed: Operation not permitted (1)

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Tue Nov 7 15:05:46 UTC 2017


--- Comment #6 from Kevin Korb <rsync at sanitarium.net> ---
There was a change made in 3.1.0...

    - Added a way for more than one group to be specified in the daemon's
      config file, including a way to specify that you want all of the
      specified user's groups without having to name them.  Also changed the
      daemon to complain about an inability to set explicitly-specified uid/gid
      values, even when not run by a super-user.

So, even if a user is in more than one group once you set the gid option the
listed groups are all that user gets to be in now.

I am not sure if the lack of permission setting is a bug or an rsyncd feature
and I don't know if it is still the case in the current version.  I don't
really feel like setting up a test case to find out.  IMO if you are running
rsyncd without read only = yes and/or withe authentication you are mis-using
rsyncd.  If you want these things use rsync over ssh where you have decent

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