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Allow only certain users to log in via ssh
Authored by: dlong on Sep 01, '05 01:57:14PM
On a 10.3 box, this configuration has an unintended consequence. (The rsync is version 2.6.2 protocol version 28.) I have a crontab that uses /usr/bin/rsync to copy some files from one machine to another each night, as a backup measure. After adding the "AllowUsers" line to my /etc/sshd.conf file, this rsync can no longer run. The output says simply:

rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at /SourceCache/rsync/rsync-14/rsync/io.c(342)
Thu Sep  1 02:00:00 PDT 2005
/etc/ssh_config: line 38: Bad configuration option: AllowUsers
/etc/ssh_config: terminating, 1 bad configuration options
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes read so far)
I'd love to use AllowUsers, but not at the expense of breaking rsync! Anyone else experience this, or know of a workaround?

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