dir list behavior differences?

Dave Dykstra dwd at bell-labs.com
Tue Nov 20 09:47:21 EST 2001

On Mon, Nov 19, 2001 at 03:49:27PM -0500, Don Fike wrote:
> Hello,
> I have set up an anonymous rsync server
> that seems to work as expected.  However
> when I try to access the server from several
> other unix boxes using rsync with a command 
> like this;
> rsync netlib3.cs.utk.edu::netlib
> I get the motd and then a line that states
> client: nothing to do
> Now I would expect this to give me a directory
> listing.  I do get the directory listing as
> expected when doing the command from the local
> box.  I have tried other servers listed here;
> http://sunsite.dk/info/guides/rsync/rsync-mirroring03.html
> and I get the same results, when using some of my
> clients I just get the motd and the client: nothing
> to do error.
> Is this an issue with backwards compatibility between
> new server and older client communications?
> Is there a way to get the listings as expected for
> all clients?

You don't mention the version numbers, but I believe the issue is yes it is
a matter of client version.  Can you not upgrade the older clients?

- Dave Dykstra

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