[nycbug-talk] Setting up a FreeBSD "backup" box

Matt Juszczak matt at atopia.net
Mon Dec 8 19:43:14 EST 2008

Right, but that only allows rsync.  The same effect would be used if 
sftp-server was set as the shell for sftp.

On Tue, 9 Dec 2008, riegersteve at gmail.com wrote:

> In etc passwd use rsync as the shell
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> Hiya,
> If you were given the task of setting up a FreeBSD box with 1 TB disk
> space (mirrored RAID 1) for use by multiple clients for backing up their
> data (mostly via rsync and sftp), how would you set it up?  Yes, its a
> given that one would use a minimalist install, create home dirs for each
> client, enable quotas to keep file storage under control, but what else?
> Is there a shell out there that ONLY allows the use of rsync and perhaps
> sftp?  I've seen rbash and people also set the shell to sftp-server.
> Just wondering how others would set this up.  Thanks!
> -Matt
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