[ngw] OT - rsync
MBT at aprilaire.com
Sat Mar 5 20:02:25 UTC 2011
>>> On 3/5/2011 at 12:34 AM, Matt Weisberg <matt at weisberg.net> wrote:
> I think two different ways of using rsync were being discussed. One is
> using SSH, no daemon involved, which it appears is what the final solution
no - the final solution included sending from the source to the target daemon. And the solution was to use SSH keys - but nowhere in the documentation did it ever state that a non-ssh rsync would use the keys. Clearly they do.
>For that, you can use SSH keys. However, it is generally a security
> risk to have a general purpose key with no passphrase on it (which I think
> had to be done so the job could be automated, correct?). I certainly hope
> Novell support raised that as a concern.
they did not - and frankly on a private network link, I don't have any more concern than I do between servers in the same data center
>What I do when I do that is create
> a separate key and I RESTRICT the commands that key can execute. Still not
> perfect, but safer then having a key with no passphrase that can simply shell
> into the remote box.
it would be nice to know how to do that
> I'm a little late to the thread too, but FWIW, here is how you do it with
> the daemon and with a password file:
> rsync -av --delete --password-file=/home/gwagents/rsync.pwd
> /data/mail/po1/offiles/ gwagents at 127.0.0.1::gw-offiles
I did this, using this syntax, and two things happened: 1) it did not use the password file (ie it still prompted) AND the --delete option stopped working!
> Also, the password file (rsync.pwd) MUST have Owner ONLY read/write (600).
> ANY other rights on it and rsync will REFUSE to use it for security reasons.
that is probably why mine did not work - I just touched the file, then used vi to put the password in - all the doc said was that the file must not be world readable ...
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