I'm trying to use a Windows XP box as a backup server for my Mac OS X clients. The package installs okay, and the service is enabled fine with ssh and everything. However, whenever I try to:
rsync foo SvcwRsync@184.108.40.206:/cygdrive/d/Picture\ Backup
and then even when I type in the password echoed out to me during installation, I get:
Permission denied, please try again.
Any help on using this server with a standard rsync client? I did open up port 22 in the windows firewall and it *is* connecting.
I appreciate any ideas. Thanks!
I'm new to this stuff too and experienced the same problem. I'm not sure what needs to be done to *fix* the problem, but these are the options I explored:
1) Use the Secure Channel Wizard to create a connection script using the proper key file (or just manually configure your Mac clients to use it). This will bypass the need to supply a password.
2) Forget SSH and connect directly to rsync over port 873.
3) Reinstall RSync without the base OpenSSH and then use copSSH instead. You'll be able to create window users that you can allow ssh access to, and the passwords actually work.
I opted for 3 because #1 wasn't in my realm of knowledge and #2 wasn't an option (I need to keep it secure). #3 works but I'm having additional problems (see my post today).
Hey Mike. Thanks for the reply! I'm staying on my local network behind a firewall, so using rsync without ssh works fine for me. I think I'll give that a try. Thanks!
Local service account svcwRsync has powerful rights due to requirements from openssh server. That was the reason why I decided to limit interactive-login capabilities of this account. It cannot be used to inititate interactive logins locally, from the network or as a terminal server session.
I thought that Secure Channel Wizard would be enough to automate secure rsync transfers :-) Unfortunately, that applies only to windows cwrsync clients. I should come up with something similar to cover standard rsync clients (at least as a FAQ or a shell script).
I take it as a feature request for the next version.