On Mon 07 Apr 2008, S.A. Birl wrote:
> On Apr 7, 2008, Paul Slootman (nospam-paul+rsync@wurtel.net.ns) typed:
>
> Paul: On Mon 07 Apr 2008, S.A. Birl wrote:
> Paul: >
> Paul: > Server is running rsync 2.6.1 on RH
> Paul: > Client is running rsync 2.6.3 on Cygwin (Win2003)
> Paul: >
> Paul: > When I connect client to server, I get kicked out after SSH
> Paul: > authentication. I can manually ssh into the server with no problems.
> Paul:
> Paul: Is the server running an rsync daemon? If so, why the ssh?
>
> Well, unless I misunderstood the man page, I thought I *had* to have
> another protocol (ssh, ftp, etc) for the rsync daemon.


You generally run rsync over ssh, with the following syntax:
rsync [options] srcdir remotehost:destdir (pushing to remote host)
rsync [options] remotehost:srcdir destdir (pulling from remote host)

You can also run a daemon on a host, in which case you can let rsync
talk directly to the remote rsync daemon, without ssh:
rsync [options] srcdir remotehost::modulename
rsync [options] remotehost::modulename destdir
Note the double colon instead of a single colon; alternatively:
rsync [options] srcdir rsync://remotehost/modulename
etc.
The modulename can have a subdirectory appended, or a file, etc.

> One less protocol would be good. How will that affect authentication?


Read the manpage for rsyncd.conf and search for "secrets file".

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