rsync protocol description

Christoph Bartelmus rsync-list at
Tue Dec 17 17:22:01 EST 2002

Christoph Bartelmus wrote:
> For that I'd be very much interested in a description of the protocol
> that rsync talks on port 873. Is such a description available somewhere?

I'm answering my own question, how embarrassing. ;)

Meanwhile I've found the file csprotocol.txt in the source distribution
which basically covers what I need. But it does not look complete. It
only covers the beginning of the communication. Any pointers to a
documentation of the rest of the protocol?

Anyway, sorry for the noise,


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