Create an rsyncd.service fedora 16

David Highley dhighley at highley-recommended.com
Mon Nov 28 14:29:34 UTC 2011


"T.C. Hollingsworth wrote:"
> 
> On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 8:35 PM, David Highley
> <dhighley at highley-recommended.com> wrote:
> > We are trying to create an rsyncd.service with fedora 16. We can get the
> > process to start but it acts like it never opens the socket and exits a
> > short time later. The two files we have are below.
> >
> > rsyncd.socket:
> > [Unit]
> > Description=rsyncd Service Sockets
> >
> > [Socket]
> > ListenStream=873
> 
> rsyncd needs "Accept=yes" here.  (It's the equivalent of "nowait" in inetd.)
> 
> > [Install]
> > WantedBy=sockets.target
> >
> > rsyncd.service:
> 
> inetd-style services need an @ at the end of the service name, which
> signifies that more than one copy of the service can be started.  So
> this needs to be renamed to "rsyncd at .service".
> 
> > [Unit]
> > Description=rsyncd Rsync Daemon
> > After=syslog.target network.target
> > DefaultDependencies=no
> 
> Why are you overriding default dependencies?  It shouldn't be
> necessary for this.

Just followed another script that looked close.

> 
> > [Service]
> > EnvironmentFile=/etc/rsyncd/rsyncd.conf
> > ExecStart=/usr/bin/rsync --config=/etc/rsyncd/rsyncd.conf --daemon
> 
> inetd-style services like rsyncd expect the socket to be connected to
> standard input and output.  To accomplish that with systemd, add
> "StandardInput=socket" here.  (stdout is inherited from stdin
> implicitly.)
> 
> > [Install]
> > Also=rsyncd.socket
> > WantedBy=multi-user.target

Did a disable on service. Made the changes. Reloaded systemd. Re-enabled
service. Now when attempt to start:
systemctl start rsyncd at .service
Failed to issue method call: Unit name rsyncd at .service is not valid.

> 
> For more information on converting inetd services to systemd units, see:
> http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/inetd.html
> 
> -T.C.
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