Tim Uckun writes:
> BTW when I looked at the XferLOG.bad I found that rsync was running
> with --server --sender options. I could not find any documentation at all
> on these flags and I was curious as to how they worked.
The --server and --sender flags are internal to rsync. After rsync
starts, it starts the remote end. The --server and --sender flags
are used to tell the remote end what to do.
> Usually when I have used rsync I have always done a "pull" in that I run
> rysnc on the local machine to connect to a remote machine and pull the data
> across. This application works in "push" mode where the rsync command is
> run on the remote machine (the client).
> The reason I ask is that it would be easier to configure a firewall to
> permit traffic going out rather then coming in.
Yes, currently BackupPC does a server pull. A client push is possible,
but it would take a good deal of effort to develop.
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