[CentOS-mirror] Rsync Pull as Non-Root

Wed Jul 30 15:39:16 UTC 2008
greg at raystedman.org <greg at raystedman.org>

Hey There,

We would like to setup our rsync pull operation to run from a non-root user
as suggested by a recent entry here. The owner:group of our current mirror
files is 502:502 which is likely preserved from the source of the rsync
pull.  I need to make sure the mirroring software is not sensitive to this
owner:group combination.  If this is the case, we will likely (1) create a
new user and group of rsync:rsync; (2)change the ownership of the all the
mirror files to rsync:rsync; and (3) run the rsync pull operation from the
cron of the rsync user.

Is there anything else we need to be sensitive to as we make this change?
Please note that the mirror files reside in an anonymous ftp directory and
are accessed by ftp, http and rsync services. Rsync is running as a
standalone read only daemon.

Thanks! Greg