[Gllug] SeLinux and Xinetd & Rsync

Alain Williams addw at phcomp.co.uk
Wed May 16 19:11:45 UTC 2007

Summary: SeLinx stops rsync reading /etc/rsyncd.conf

I installed my system and needed rsync. I created a suitable /etc/rsyncd.conf (mode 644, owner root:root) and turned on
	chkconfig rsync on
(and restarted xinetd for good measure).

Whenever I try to do an rsync from another machine I get the following in /var/log/messages:
	May 13 23:09:18 gateway rsyncd[11327]: rsync: unable to open configuration file "/etc/rsyncd.conf": Permission denied (13)
	May 13 23:09:18 gateway rsyncd[11327]: rsync error: syntax or usage error (code 1) at clientserver.c(741) [receiver=2.6.8]

If I type:
	setenforce 0
it works fine .... so the problem is SELinux. I would like to leave SELinux on, but how do I get rsync to work ?

OS is CentOS 5 (== RedHat Enterprise 5)

Many thanks.

Alain Williams
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