How do I enable the rsync daemon on Linux?

  • To configure rsync to operate as a daemon (server mode), create a config file, /etc/rsyncd.conf:
vim /etc/rsyncd.conf
  • Here’s a sample configuration:
uid = root
gid = root
use chroot = yes
path = /snap
read only = true
  • Enable the service to automatically start on boot:
chkconfig rsync on
chkconfig --list rsync