rsync as root (Was: [CentOS-mirror] New Mirror)

Olivier Thauvin nanardon at
Wed Jul 30 12:18:06 UTC 2008

Le mercredi 30 juillet 2008, Brandon Davidson a écrit :
> > rsync does not have any code to listen on a socket. The only way it has
> > to communicate is using pipe with STDIN/STDOUT. Network connection are
> > done either by ssh/rsh, either by (x)inetd.
> Have you read the man page lately?
>         Rsync can also be run as a daemon, in which case the following
> options are accepted:
>              --daemon                run as an rsync daemon

True, last version can be run as standalone daemon. But this option mean 
nothing about this. --daemon were used for a long time just to specify it is 
launch from xinetd.
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