[CentOS] Setting up rsync

Sat Jan 6 22:49:11 UTC 2007
Todd Cary <todd at aristesoftware.com>

John -

That was EXACTLY what I was looking for...now to write it down.

I had my thinking process challenged :-) when I got an error message 
upon trying to copy the key from the sender to the recipient: there is a 
new server at the address so it's key is no longer valid.  A little 
editing in authorized_keys was needed.

This is the problem of visiting my server every year or so (and why I 
like Linux - it just runs once setup!)....

Thank you again....


John R Pierce wrote:
> Todd Cary wrote:
>> About a year and a half ago, someone answered a request on how to set 
>> up rsync so that the encryption was automatically setup (wish I knew 
>> more about the technical aspects).  It has been in use for the time 
>> since then and it has been great.  Now I have to replace the 
>> destination computer and setting up, what I call the encryption part, 
>> is the part I have forgotten how to do.  This is the command line:
>> /usr/bin/rsync -av -e ssh /home/
>> Is there anyone who can translate what I am trying to do?
>> Todd
> its using a ssh server, you just need to setup SSH public keys.
> look up ssh-keygen.   for example (random howto found by google), 
> http://kimmo.suominen.com/docs/ssh/   ... note, that you need to use a 
> blank 'passphrase' if you want automatic rsync sessions to run w/o 
> user intervention.
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