Chris Finley writes:
> I think built-in support for rsyncd over SSH would be pretty easy to do,
> comments are welcome.
> I realize that rsync over ssh is much easier to set-up, but this does
> not seem to work with Windows clients, even with the latest cygwin
> update. Also, rsyncd has some advantages with its rsyncd.conf file.
> Are there any problems you see with this approach?
> I would be happy to take a stab at the coding, but I can see that Craig
> is a far better Perl programmer - my efforts might not be appreciated as
> much as I would like.
Looks good. I'd be happy to look at your implementation and
include it in the next release.
Les Mikesell writes:
> On Fri, 2005-04-15 at 14:23, Chris Finley wrote:
> > I think built-in support for rsyncd over SSH would be pretty easy to do,
> > comments are welcome.
> I think it is a great idea. It would also be useful to allow the ssh
> providing the tunnel to originate from the client side (firewalling,
> dynamic IP's, mobile machines, etc.), but it makes the scheduling
> a little harder to arrange.
I think it is a good idea too.
For client initiated backups, you could use cron to run
BackupPC_serverMsg on the server to start a backup.
But then any break-in on a client allows the user to ssh
(as user backuppc) to the BackupPC server. That could
compromise your whole network.