[TriLUG] rsync connections
turnpike420 at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 4 18:14:58 EST 2004
from what I'm reading, it would seem the rsync server is far easier to setup.
I'm trying to do rsync server before I try to muck with RSA keys and ssh stuff
that people are throwing at me.
--- David Rasch <rasch at raschnet.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-01-04 at 17:43, Turnpike Man wrote:
> > What's the difference between what I'm trying and having an rsync server?
> > want to be able to use the data on both sides of the sync. The source data
> > where data will be changed, added, deleted, etc. The end side, the data
> > simply be used as it is. For example, foo contains my music folders, and
> > will contain a backup of my music folders. poo will also run icecast and
> > the backup copy of the music folders as its source files for streaming.
> An rsync server is useful if you're interested in mirroring data.
> Mainly in the "one source"->"many targets" scenario. For instance,
> gentoo distributes its package ebuilds (instructions for building all
> the packages) via the rsync server. They have a server setup which
> allows you to update your local package database based on their server.
> This is one rsync server for many users to update from. In this case,
> you're doing more of a "one"->"one" transfer, thus using an existing
> service (ssh), and not introducing another service to maintain makes the
> most sense.
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