rsync as root (Was: [CentOS-mirror] New Mirror)
Keld Jørn Simonsen
keld at dkuug.dk
Thu Aug 7 00:42:29 UTC 2008
On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 04:52:16PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Keld Jørn Simonsen wrote:
> >I would also like to run rsync as non-root, although I run it as root
> >I would like to do:
> >start rsync standalone
> >connect to port 873
> >possibly chroot
> >run as nobody
> >Is that possible? I understand that rsync changes from root to some
> >non-root uid when it starts transferring, but in the mode where it
> >processes commands there is a window of opportunity to make it do things.
> >I would then like to close that window.
> Nevermind the previous message. If you want to chroot, you have to run
> as root -- capabilities could be used to close that hole, though, but I
> don't think that's supported in rsync yet.
That is what I read too from the documentation.
So one could possibly ask the developers for a patch (or do it myself)?
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