[Dirvish] dirvish and root password

michael linux at networkingnewsletter.org.uk
Tue Sep 20 06:55:42 PDT 2005


On Tue, 2005-09-20 at 14:17 +0100, michael wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-09-20 at 13:59 +0100, Brian Scanlan wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > On 9/20/05, michael <linux at networkingnewsletter.org.uk> wrote:
> > > 
> > > I'm guessing that I should also be setting up a 'dirvish' user on both
> > > the server and each/every client (!), changing permissions, running (3)
> > > as dirvish?
> > 
> > >From /usr/share/doc/dirvish/HOWTO.Debian.gz - 
> > 
> > "- If running dirvish over the network is intended, you may want to investigate
> >   setting up ssh so that rsync will run over ssh without passwords or
> >   passphrases being asked. This is basically an ssh FAQ... search for
> >   authorized_keys and/or ssh-agent."
> > 
> > Personally, I run dirvish from sudo as the "backup" user that's
> > already created on Debian. My installation process for each server is
> > the same, but also has a step like:
> > 
> > 4) mkdir ~backup/.ssh; cat > ~backup.ssh/authorized_keys (paste public
> > key here) ; chown -R backup:backup ~backup/.ssh
> > 
> 
> 
> I set up ssh logins from server (loginName1) to client (loginName2) but 
> I was wondering about usernames and 'dirvish' user doesn't seem to be
> set up by default:
> 
> michael at ratty:/data/mp3$ su dirvish
> Unknown id: dirvish


Of course if I (re)read carefully you said no such thing! ;)
I should have checked for user ;backup; which does pre-exist as you
said.

M



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