[CentOS] Re: securing rsync over ssh

Glenn centos at 1bigadmin.biz
Tue Jul 29 19:17:08 UTC 2008

At 02:43 PM 7/29/2008, you wrote:
>On Tue, 29 Jul 2008, Kai Schaetzl wrote:
>>I want to secure some remote rsyncs over ssh by using the command= option
>>in .authorized_keys.
>>As I understand I can use only the full command there, as it is not a list
>>of "allowed commands" but the command that will be executed when logging
>>in with this key.
>>Now, I'm running several rsync commands on individual directories in the
>>root, not just one command. I do that to pull different exclude lists in.
>>I want to exclude nothing in some directories and a few different things
>>in other directories. rsyncing per /rooted directory seems to be the
>>cleanest and easiest way. All other combinations of complicated
>>exclude/include lists may have unexpected results.
>>I thought about putting the remote command in a shell script. However, I
>>think this won't work as each rsync on the remote side will be executed
>>with the first rsync command in the script on the local side.
>>Is there a solution (besides using several keys or so)?
>>Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
>>Get your web at Conactive Internet Services: http://www.conactive.com
>By 'secure some remote rsyncs' do you mean only 
>allow rsync but not interactive login?  If so 
>perhaps this will meet your needs: http://troy.jdmz.net/rsync/index.html

Hello Kai,

I wanted to reply with a solution, but I did not 
quite understand the problem.. It certainly 
appears that you have the rsync and ssh skills/competency to do what you want.

Glenn Parsons 

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