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Old 10-22-2012, 07:14 AM   #1
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rsynch questions


Hi guys, good day and good week.

I want to setup a server where a number of machines/PCs will synchronize one of their local folder from the server. As i dig around i found out that the tool for such job is the rsync.

I did my homework and read about the particular tool, tutorials and i have some questions which hopefully someone could help me with.

1) i am confused as how do i setup the r.synch on the server. As far as i understood, you can either setup the rsync as a daemon on the server side or ssh and rsync from client - server.

If i choose to ssh and rsync from client - server, this means that i do not have to setup r.sync as a daemon on the server?

2) Why do people use xinetd for the r.synch if you can setup r.synch in daemon mode?

Thanks
 
Old 10-22-2012, 07:23 AM   #2
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1. It's called rsync, not rsynch, r.sync nor r.synch
2. Daemon mode is useful for "anonymous" rsync server, e.g. if the machines will only synch from the read-only folder to their local folder, and security is not an issue e.g. local netowrk, you can use rsync deamon.
3. If you need either encryption or authentication or read-write access to the "server", you need to use rsync+ssh.
 
Old 10-22-2012, 07:29 AM   #3
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Thanks for the quick replay @r0b0. For some weird reason i am stuck on calling r.sync "rsynch".

So i will be going for the option 3 since i dont want anyone to synchronize the specific folder from the server. Hence, if i got it right, i then do not need to setup r.sync in server mode on the server side...right?

i on it googling "r.sync with ssh"
 
Old 10-22-2012, 07:58 AM   #4
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1. It's called rsync, not r.sync
2. Yes, rsync+ssh is a safe bet. You don't really need to configure anything, just install ssh server and rsync packages and you are good to go.
 
Old 10-22-2012, 08:43 AM   #5
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1. It's called rsync, not r.sync
LOLMAO

OK cheers m8
 
  


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