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Recently I asked a question about setting up to allow 'rsync' without terminal allowed, and found that the command I had to allow was "rsync --server -dlogDtpr .". THe command I was using was something like "rsync -a --rsh sshg3 file host:file". It still isn't working for the clients I was trying to get it working for. They are using a command like "rsync -av -e ssh2 user@host:/foo/bar /foo/bar" (where ssh2 is symlinked to sshg3), and the command it complains about in the log is "rsync --server --sender -vlogDtpre.is . /foo/bar/". How does one get from point A to point B, i.e. how do I know what to allow from what the uer is trying to do? Is there a way to tell Tectia that "rsync is OK, don't be fussy about parameters"?

asked Dec 21 '11 at 17:22

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Kevin Vail

OK, it appears that what you see is what you get -- there is no special syntax for this. For my situation, the solution turned out to be using rsync's "pseudo-daemon" mode so that the only allowed command was rsync --server --daemon .


answered Jan 10 '12 at 17:32

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Out of couriosity, what are you attempting to accomplish. SSH is normally used for connection, transfering of files; rsync backup of files, synchronizing databases/files within cloud.


answered Dec 27 '11 at 23:35

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The client wants to use rsync to synchronize databases/files among their servers, but does not want direct login for the accounts they are using for rsync.


answered Dec 28 '11 at 16:23

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