[ILUG] Fedora at heanet
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Thu Apr 28 15:42:29 IST 2005
On 28 Apr 2005, at 14:28, Conor Wynne wrote:
> RSYNC is my friend here. But I'm wondering how to use rsync in a
> script so
> that it can run via crontab without entering authentication manually.
Set up an rsync server on one of the boxes. rsyncd servers may be
configured quite restrictively (though it's also possible to have them
very open, as someone many of us know demonstrated to his embarassment
recently) and have the advantage that you don't have to use an ssh key
with no passphrase, or leave an ssh-agent running.
The downside is that rsync without ssh as a transport simply ships its
data in clear - if you think some three letter agency may be interested
in your activities, this may not be a good idea.
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