Rsync Users and Groups

Kevin Korb kmk at
Fri Jun 24 15:59:08 UTC 2022

I think you are thinking too much of rsync here.  Rsync groups are the 
same as users they just have an @ in front of the name.  If you want 
UNIX style users and groups then use rsync over ssh and get the bonus of 
ssh's authentication as well as not needing an rsyncd.conf file at all.

On 6/24/22 11:13, Alexander Gribanov via rsync wrote:
> Hello everybody!
> I'm trying to configure rsync-server, but still I can't figure out how 
> to manage users and groups.
> I read in the documentation that I could use both, but there is nothing 
> about how to add a user into a particular group...
> Why am I doing this?
> 1. I have about 10 modules, which are different and must be available 
> for some users and not available for other users.
> 2. There are many users, new users are arriving, some old users are 
> going out, so it would be easier to assign group permissions to the 
> modules and then manage just user-group relations, but I couldn't find 
> that in documentation, nor examples on the internet...
> Could anybody please give me a hint or a clue about how to assign a user 
> to a particular group? I'm sure that this should work, but I can't find 
> it out myself :(
> Thank you very much.

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