Rsync to non standard SSH port

Hi Guys, While I was configuring my new VPS box I realized that it may not be a good thing to keep port 22 as default for SSH connections. Thus I decided that it will be port 2224 for SSH communication. I love putty as all others, I am not a typical system admin but I love playing around with few things. CPanel is one of those things. One of the software that I use too often is rsync You can become expert user of rsync by just following this manual http://linux.die.net/man/1/rsync anyway this is not about explaining what rsync is, you are reading this post because you already know what rsync is. Now coming back to my original point, so I configure my VPS disabled my port 22 and enabled my port 2224 for SSH communications, If you don't know how I did this here is a tip for you [crayon-662368b903fb8798071416/] [crayon-662368b903fbd877261094/] [crayon-662368b903fbe837573164/] and put your desired port in as shown below [crayon-662368b903fbf935405249/] You will need to allow your firewall to allow port 2224 for incoming All done then restart your sshd service as [crayon-662368b903fc0809771712/] Now I wanted to rsync from my local server to my production VPS at port 2224 this is how I did it [crayon-662368b903fc1314672284/] As you can see is that trick is to instruct rsync to connect to the non standard port that is done by this bit "ssh -p NEW_PORT_NUMBER" Above can be rewritten for port 2224 as [crayon-662368b903fc2496417803/] You can add other flags if you wish, many a times we try to preserve permissions and owners at the target so that is one thing I always do else everything gets messed up. I hope this helps Cheers Advertisement       … [Read more...]