rsync daemon mode
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2018-06-13
2018
06-13
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On the server side create a rsyncd.conf config file:

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# see "man rsyncd.conf" and /usr/share/doc/rsync/examples/rsyncd.conf
log file       = /path/to/rsyncd.log
pid file       = /path/to/rsyncd.pid
lock file      = /path/to/rsyncd.lock
address        = 192.168.1.123
reverse lookup = no

[folder_name]
  comment            = type a folder description
  path               = /path/to/shared_folder
  use chroot         = yes
  read only          = no
  list               = yes
  uid                = a_username
  gid                = a_usergroup
  strict modes       = no
  ignore errors      = no
  ignore nonreadable = no
  transfer logging   = no
  timeout            = 5
  hosts allow        = 192.168.1.0/255.255.255.0
  refuse options     = checksum
  dont compress      = *.gz *.tgz *.zip *.rar *.7z *.z *.rpm *.deb *.iso *.bz2 *.tbz

Then use these commands:

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# server side: run daemon (ipv4 only)
rsync --daemon -4 --config=/path/to/rsyncd.conf

# client side
rsync -rdt rsync://ip_addr:port/                # list shared folders on server
rsync -avi rsync://ip_addr:port/folder_name/ ./ # sync folder from server

Source: atlantic.net