Dave Dykstra dwd at bell-labs.com
Fri Sep 7 07:12:10 EST 2001

On Thu, Sep 06, 2001 at 01:53:37PM -0700, Simison, Matthew wrote:
> @ERROR: failed to open lock file /var/run/rsyncd.lock : No such file or
> directory
> solaris 2.6 (server) 
> rsync 2.3.1
> this has never been a problem before.
> This is a customer's error when trying to upload to our server.
> They claim it is not their end. I disagree.
> Anyway, I don't have their version info or OS.

I think that probably is on the rsync server side.  You can change the
lock file to a different place with the "lock file" rsyncd.conf directive.
It is only used to implement the "max connections" directive, and perhaps
you have recently added that.

- Dave Dykstra

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