rsync and ssh port forwarding (2nd try)
tonynelson at georgeanelson.com
Sat Oct 6 03:49:50 UTC 2007
At 8:12 PM -0700 10/5/07, Dean S. Messing wrote:
>I don't think my first posting on this was very clear. Let me try again.
>I am trying to `rsync -e ssh' with a work machine "B" from my laptop
>at home. I only have direct access from home to work machine "A".
>For ordinary use of `ssh' and `scp' I use port forwarding via "A" to
>"B" from my laptop when I use it from home. Thus, in the background
>on my laptop (when I'm home), I have running:
>`ssh -N A.WorkDomain -L N:B:22'
>where N is the localhost (laptop) port number that I want to forward,
>and "A.WorkDomain" is the fully qualified name of my work machine "A".
>This allows me to do things like:
>`ssh localhost -p N' and `scp -P N localhost:/tmp/foo /tmp'
>which then connects "directly" to "B" at work (via "A").
>But now I need to rsync a directory on B to my laptop at home using
>`rsync -e ssh'.
>Were my laptop at work, I'd just do (say):
>`rysnc -a -e ssh --delete B:/tmp/ /tmp/'
>since from work I have direct access to "B".
>But from home I must do something like
>rysnc -p N -a -e ssh --delete localhost:/tmp/ /tmp/
>The problem is that there doesn't appear to be any such "port flag"
>for rsync. I just missing the flag among the gajillion or so
>rsync flags? If not, how does one do this?
According to the rsync man page, something like:
rsync -a -e "ssh -p N" --delete localhost:/tmp/ /tmp/
TonyN.:' <mailto:tonynelson at georgeanelson.com>
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