RSYNC asks for password, but I followed the HOW-TO for automatic login

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by bpmee, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. bpmee

    bpmee New Member

    Hi All,

    I'm on Fedora Core 5.

    I followed the RSYNC "How-To" by Falko, and setup my users and keys on two different servers.

    Now, when I get to the last step, I am asked for a password for the user at the site I am trying to mirror.:(

    I searched around the forum, and found a couple possible answers:

    http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6224&page=2&highlight=rsync+asks+password

    I used an idea from a user suggested on the second page. He/She suggested putting a comma after the final "pty" in the "command..." programming that is added to "authorized keys". Also, this user suggested putting the "ssh...[key]" on its own line. I did this as well...

    When I returned to attempt another automatic transfer, I was asked for a password again...:rolleyes:

    Here is the output of my command request, from the "mirror" server attempting to automatically login into my main server:

    ** Note, I specified a different folder for the backup on the mirror server on purpose, noted below as "rsyncbm"

    ** Note, the keys were generated using 1024 bits, not 2048, since for some reason Fedora would not allow 2048 creation.

    Code:
    
    [[email protected] ~]# rsync -avz --delete --exclude=**/stats --exclude=**/error --exclude=**/files/pictures -e "ssh -vi /root/rsync/mirror-rsync-key" [email protected]:/home/www/ /home/rsyncbm/
    OpenSSH_4.3p2, OpenSSL 0.9.8a 11 Oct 2005
    debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config
    debug1: Applying options for *
    debug1: Connecting to me.com [64.x.x.52] port 22.
    debug1: Connection established.
    debug1: permanently_set_uid: 0/0
    debug1: identity file /root/rsync/mirror-rsync-key type 2
    debug1: Remote protocol version 2.0, remote software version OpenSSH_4.3
    debug1: match: OpenSSH_4.3 pat OpenSSH*
    debug1: Enabling compatibility mode for protocol 2.0
    debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_4.3
    debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent
    debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT received
    debug1: kex: server->client aes128-cbc hmac-md5 none
    debug1: kex: client->server aes128-cbc hmac-md5 none
    debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REQUEST(1024<1024<8192) sent
    debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_GROUP
    debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_INIT sent
    debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REPLY
    debug1: Host 'me.com' is known and matches the RSA host key.
    debug1: Found key in /root/.ssh/known_hosts:1
    debug1: ssh_rsa_verify: signature correct
    debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS sent
    debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS
    debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS received
    debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_REQUEST sent
    debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT received
    debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,gssapi-with-mic,password
    debug1: Next authentication method: gssapi-with-mic
    debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,gssapi-with-mic,password
    debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,gssapi-with-mic,password
    debug1: Next authentication method: publickey
    debug1: Offering public key: /root/rsync/mirror-rsync-key
    debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,gssapi-with-mic,password
    debug1: Next authentication method: password
    [email protected]'s password:
    
    My guess is that there is a system configuration for authentications?
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    I wrote the tutorial for Debian, so I cannot say why it doesn't work on Fedora... :(
     
  3. bpmee

    bpmee New Member

    No Problem, Perhaps another member has some experience with this?

    Hi Falko,

    No problem - I realize you guys are very busy with the rest of the forum and ISPConfig development...

    Perhaps another member has some experience with RSYNC and Fedora Core 5??
     
  4. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

    well, I see no reason why it shouldn't work also on FC5... please redo all the steps... I've also made errors when doing that but that was solely my fault...
     

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