Secure connection to testor refused !

tim.conway at tim.conway at
Fri Nov 16 09:51:07 EST 2001

You'll have to chose between the external transport via ssh and the rsync 
daemon.  The commandline to use the rsyncd, based on your example, would 
rsync -v guest at testor::"c:/Temp/pix.log" . 
I'm guessing, however, that you don't have a module named "c:" in your 
I would hope that if you're trying to use the rsyncd, you have something 
path = "c:\"
in your rsyncd.conf.  that would mean your commandline would be
rsync -v guest at testor::cdrive/Temp/pix.log . 

the internal transport (rsyncd connection) is signified by the double 
colon "::" delimiter between the host and the path, which in this case is 
the name of the module, followed by the path to the subdirectory.
the single colon means to open a tcp connection to the remote machine, 
execute "rsync --server 
--whateverotherundocumentedoptionsitusesinthiscircumstance", and use that 
as the remote.  the "-e ssh" means to use ssh instead of the default rsh.

Tim Conway
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"Kapoor, Nishikant X" <Nishikant.X.Kapoor at>
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11/15/2001 03:09 PM

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        Subject:        Secure connection to testor refused !

Here is a newbie question. Hope, you will not mind.

I am trying to backup a file from my NT machine onto AIX machine. Here
is the setup:

NT machine (testor): rsync is in c:\Rsync\rsync.exe and is running as a
daemon. (I created a service for Rsync first).

AIX machine (admx): rsync -v
rsync version 2.3.1 Copyright Andrew Tridgell and Paul Mackerras
admx::nkapoor> telnet testor 873
Connected to testor.
Escape character is '^]'.

So, the rsync daemon seems fine on testor but the problem occurs when I
try this:

admx::nkapoor> rsync -v -e ssh --rsync-path=c:/rsync/rsync.exe
guest at testor:"c:/Temp/pix.log" . 
Secure connection to testor refused.
unexpected EOF in read_timeout

I have checked that 'guest' is a valid user on testor. Could someone
please help me understand what could be the problem here ?


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