Help with rsyncd...?
I've been trying to set up some method of using rsync, which will
eventually be deployed to copy company data from one office to the other
(it's a one way job, so I don't need unison) and have so far had no luck
whatsoever. What I was aiming for was something akin to the debian "push"
mirroring service that they detail here:
So far, I tried to have rsyncd running from inetd, what with adding these
rsync 873/tcp # rsync
rsync 873/udp # rsync
rsync stream tcp nowait root /usr/bin/rsync rsyncd --daemon
A quick ps shows rsync not to be running even after giving inetd a HUP and
a full-blown restart.
I thought this might be because I didn't have an rsyncd.conf file, so I
created one. However, the docs don't say where it's meant to be created, so
I linked the files so that they would live in /etc/rsyncd.conf,
/etc/rsyncd/rsyncd.conf and /etc/rsync/rsyncd.conf, but again the daemon
seems to be failing to start. That said, I've had no experience with inetd
since today, so I may well be barking up the wrong hosepipe. I would have
gone the init script route, but didn't want to have to write my own, as
again it's something I have no experience with.
Does anyone have any ideas what's going wrong? The instructions in the man
pages and on the net seem a little terse, and TBH I'm a bit surprised that
Debian doesn't have and "rsyncd" package with just a few config files and
If anyone has any insight into this, I can award you 10,000 points and a
token large bowl of raspberry jelly :) TIA!