Problem with transfering large files.
carey at itfreedom.com
Thu Sep 20 23:52:26 EST 2001
> Not so.
> This option allows you to set a maximum IO timeout in
> seconds. If no data is transferred for the specified
> time then rsync will exit. The default is 0, which
> means no timeout.
> The 2400 second timeout means that the connection must be _idle_ for 2400
> seconds. It does not mean that the session can not last for more than 2400
> seconds total.
My experience is that this is broken in at least 2.4.7pre1. Whatever
timeout one sets seems to be interpreted as 'total runtime' for the rsync
invocation. I now set to 0, which means "don't timeout".
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