All things rsync currently live on rsync.spamassassin.org (a CNAME alias for spamassassin.zones) under the /home/corpus-rsync directory.
There's only 1 type of user for rsync: nightly mass-check submitters and score generation result submitters both share the same set of accounts.
The process of adding an account is the same for both, just using a different file for authorization. Use "sudo" to access the files.
- Determine the username for the requester. We typically use first initial/last name.
Come up with a random password. Something like APG can help.
- Put the "username:password" pair in the appropriate file. The two files are secrets and secrets-submit.
- Mail the user a nondescript message with the username and password in it.
Subscribe the user to the RuleQA mailing list - a remote administrator needs to send an email by with '=' instead of '@') after the command word - <email@example.com>. A remote administrator can then confirm the subscription.
NOTE: If you are not a remote administrator, you can email the mailing list owners to perform the task by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
sudo vi /home/corpus-rsync/secrets [add a line to the end like "username:3498fgdio"