Monday, February 7, 2011

Step-by-step installation and configuration rsync server on CentOS

Make sure xinetd and rsync is available, if not type
# yum -y install rsync xinetd
Add xinetd service to system
# chkconfig --add xinetd
Make sure xinetd running on init 3 and 5
# chkconfig --list xinetd
Enable rsync
# vi /etc/xinetd.d/rsync
Change disable = yes into disable = no
Create username and password for rsync client to use
# vi /etc/rsyncd.secrets
Create configuration and shares for rsync daemon
# vi /etc/rsyncd.conf
max connections = 2
log file = /var/log/rsync.log
timeout = 300
comment = shared data stored here
path = /home/adminname/shares
read only = false # chg to true if you want read only
list = yes
uid = adminname
gid = adminname
auth users = adminname
secrets file = /etc/rsyncd.secrets
hosts allow =
Secure /etc/rsyncd.*
# chown root.root /etc/rsyncd.*
# chmod 600 /etc/rsyncd.*
Restart xinetd
# service xinetd restart
Make sure rsync now running
# chkconfig --list
Perhaps you also want to enable port 873 tcp and udp on your firewall so other can connect to your server