[mythtv-users] OT: large file transfer inturruption/recover

Dylan Semler dylan.semler at gmail.com
Tue May 23 03:07:38 UTC 2006

On 5/22/06, Graham Wood <mythtv-users at spam.dragonhold.org> wrote:
> On Mon, May 22, 2006 at 01:11:43PM -0400, Dylan Semler wrote:
> > Why is it so important to use ssh underneath?  Can I verify that passing
> -e
> > ssh to the rsync command is sufficient to tunnel it through ssh?
> The other options are rsyncd and rsh.
> rsyncd means running another daemon on the server which is visible to the
> net (or at least
> the machines you want to be able to access it).  This is both a security
> risk (another
> possible attack vector) and unnecessary load on the server *grin*
> rsh transmits usernames/passwords in clear text.
> --
> You can do a "ps -ef" on each end, and check to make sure that the two
> ends have ssh
> processes linked to the rsync ones.  On the server you should see an sshd
> running as you
> (IIRC) that has rsync as a child process.
> On the client you should see an ssh process as a child of the rsync.  You
> can also check
> open ports between the two servers to make sure that the connection is on
> port 22.
> Graham

Great, thanks for the help
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