My first rsync experience

David Flood dpf at
Wed Dec 4 11:28:01 EST 2002

Before I start let me say I'm a relative newbie to rsync so bear with me. I've just installed 
version 2.5.5 and set up the following files on the server:

rsync           stream tcp      nowait  root    /usr/local/bin/rsync rsyncd 

        path = /test/test2
        comment = Test

rsync           873/tcp

then I run 'rsync --daemon' and that seems to work fineor at least gives no errors 
although 'ps -ef | grep rsync' does not come back with anything.

When on another machine I do a 'rsync servername::www .' it produces the following 
out put:

rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes read so far)
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(150)

Can anyone help?
David Flood
Systems Administrator
dpf at
Tel: +44 (0)1224 262774
The Robert Gordon University
School of Computing
St. Andrews Street

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