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Re: rsync over ssh without password

hi ya rory

just a comment...

- i do backups via root's cron ...  
	- root should be able to read tom, dick and harry's local home

- a hours after home-server creates a local backup of the users dir...
	( backups should NOT be on the machine its backing up )

	another backupserver fires off its (rsync) cron job to copy
	home-server:/export/Backup/....  onto   backup:/safedir/Backup
		- confgure /export/Backup in /etc/exports 
		to be readable by backup only

	# on backup, a (root) cron job runs
	/usr/bin/rsync -avz --delete home-server::export/backup \ 

	( this is only withing the local lan...

- no passwds ... no keys(might be a bad idea)... 

c ya

On Sat, 11 May 2002, Rory Campbell-Lange wrote:

> I'd like to automate a backup of a user's machine to the server. I've
> set up the backup with rsync using ssh (not rsyncd on the server). I
> know that it is easy to set this up with rsyncd, but I'd prefer to learn
> how to do this with ssh!
> I'd like to be able to run the backup without providing a password, but
> rather just the user's id key. I've had a look at the sshd man page and
> tried setting up this system to no avail.
> I've generated the user's keys and then logged into the user's server
> area and created ~/.ssh/authorized_keys. That file contains the user's
> public key in the form:
> 	1024 35 [key] user@server
> I've tried messing around with
> 	command="touch hi" 1024 35 [key] user@server
> and I have uncommented the AuthorizedKeysFile setting in
> /etc/ssh/sshd_config, but otherwise left this alone.

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