Starting the Rsync Daemon (rsyncd) on boot

Clive Menzies clive at
Wed Dec 6 08:32:09 UTC 2006

On (05/12/06 16:26), Clint Tinsley wrote:
> rsync --daemon
> I am little fuzzy on configuring services in Ubuntu.
> The rsyncd sevice is nowhere to be found in the Administration tools
> as far as I can tell and I don't know how to add it to the applet, if
> I can.
> I have tried starting it on boot with the appropriate entries in both
> rc.local and inetd.conf.  I just realized I spelled it wrong in
> rc.local, maybe that will work.  Anyway, I would to find some good
> information on configuring and starting services such as rsycnd in
> Ubuntu.  I did find the script for starting rsync and like I said, it
> does work as I can start it from a terminal session without any
> problems or errors with the command above and it works great.
> Would appreciate any light that could be shed on this.  I even did a
> search on the wiki but pretty much came up empty handed.

To ensure rsync runs as daemon, edit /etc/inetd.conf:
# rsync stream tcp nowait root /usr/bin/rsync rsyncd --daemon
Restart inetd as root:
# /etc/init.d/inetd restart



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