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Chapter 13. rsync

13.1. rsync and SELinux
13.2. Types
13.3. Booleans
13.4. Configuration Examples
13.4.1. Rsync as a daemon
From the Rsync project page:
"rsync is an open source utility that provides fast incremental file transfer."
When using Fedora, the rsync package provides rsync. Run rpm -q rsync to see if the rsync package is installed. If it is not installed, run the following command as the root user to install it:
yum install rsync

13.1. rsync and SELinux

From the Fedora 12 SELinux rsync_selinux(8) man page: "SELinux requires files to have an extended attribute to define the file type. Policy governs the access daemons have to these files. If you want to share files using the rsync daemon, you must label the files and directories public_content_t."
Like most services, correct labeling is required for SELinux to perform its protection mechanisms over rsync.