[K12OSN] rsync help

Dimitri Yioulos dyioulos at firstbhph.com
Fri Nov 11 14:27:02 UTC 2005

On Friday November 11 2005 8:39 am, Brian Chivers wrote:
> Dimitri Yioulos wrote:
> > Good morning to all.
> >
> > I note at least some of you use rsync on a regular basis, and would
> > appreciate your help.
> >
> > Some background info.:  both A and B run CentOS 3.5.  SSH and rsync are
> > installed, and I created the user rsync, on both machines.
> >
> > I have a project in which I need to update files in a directory on server
> > B with the originals on server A.  I have a script that accomplishes this
> > using rsync, and it works very well.  However, I'm prompted for a
> > password when connecting to server B.  As I want to cron the running of
> > the script, I don't want to be prompted for the password.
> >
> > I've read how-to's on using rsync, and believe that I must create an
> > rsync server on server B.  I guess that entails creating an rsyncd.conf
> > file, then running rysnc as a daemon.  Prior to that, however, it looks
> > like I need to create an rsa key pair on server A, then get the public
> > key to server B. I've done this.  The how-to's go on to say that I should
> > load the key into memory with the "ssh-add" command.  That doesn't work
> > unless I use the "ssh-agent $SHELL" first.  I've done this, as well. 
> > However, when I try to access server B with the "slogin" command, I'm
> > still prompted for a password.
> >
> > I really need to set this up so that the script will run unattended. 
> > Your help would be most appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Dimitri
> I've just done this for building a backup server.
> Try this link as a start
> http://www.hantslug.org.uk/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?LinuxHints/SSHwithoutPasswords
> & this one
> http://dsg.port.ac.uk/~rjb/misc/howto/ssh/index.php
> The second one makes more sense if you've read the first one first :-)
> Brian

I must be a complete moron, because even though I followed these latest 
how-to's to the letter, I'm still prompted for a password.  What in the world 
am I doing wrong?

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