What is the default port for rsync?
First, as usual, run the following command in the terminal to scan the target machine for open ports using Nmap.
nmap -sV -p- IP_ADDRESS Starting Nmap 7.80 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2023-06-15 14:37 EEST Stats: 0:00:16 elapsed; 0 hosts completed (1 up), 1 undergoing Connect Scan Connect Scan Timing: About 37.91% done; ETC: 14:38 (0:00:26 remaining) Nmap scan report for IP_ADDRESS Host is up (0.067s latency). Not shown: 65534 closed ports PORT STATE SERVICE VERSION 873/tcp open rsync (protocol version 31) Service detection performed. Please report any incorrect results at https://nmap.org/submit/ . Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 40.12 seconds
How many TCP ports are open on the remote host?
What is the protocol version used by rsync on the remote machine?
If you want to learn more about rsync you can look at the manual page. Here is a short description.
Rsync is a fast and extraordinarily versatile file copying tool. It can copy lo‐ cally, to/from another host over any remote shell, or to/from a remote rsync daemon. It offers a large number of options that control every aspect of its behavior and permit very flexible specification of the set of files to be copied. It is famous for its delta-transfer algorithm, which reduces the amount of data sent over the network by sending only the differences between the source files and the existing files in the destination. Rsync is widely used for backups and mirroring and as an improved copy command for everyday use.
What is the most common command name on Linux to interact with rsync?
What credentials do you have to pass to rsync in order to use anonymous authentication? anonymous:anonymous, anonymous, None, rsync:rsync
In order to connect to the target machine using rsync and list all the files that reside within, we can use the following command.
rsync --list-only IP_ADDRESS:: # public Anonymous Share
What is the option to only list shares and files on rsync? (No need to include the leading – characters)
We’ve noticed there is a public directory that lives there. Let’s try to access it using the following command.
rsync --list-only IP_ADDRESS::public # drwxr-xr-x 4.096 2022/10/25 01:02:23 . # -rw-r--r-- 33 2022/10/25 00:32:03 flag.txt
After that, we know that there is a flag.txt file inside the public folder. Based on that, we can specify the SRC (Source) and the DEST (Destination) in order to save the file in our local machine.
rsync IP_ADDRESS::public/flag.txt flag.txt cat flag.txt
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