rsync problem behind a router

tim.conway at tim.conway at
Wed Dec 18 18:09:01 EST 2002

Chad:  From the output you have so far, there's not much to go on.  Can 
you try a run with "-vvv"? That's more likely to reveal exactly what it's 
failing on, though (AFAIK(IIRC)) it won't tell you about stuff on the 
remote side.  I had to write a wrapper to start rsync in a truss -f for 
part of my debugging.

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"Chad Moss" <chad.moss at>
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        Subject:        rsync problem behind a router

I have used rsync on many systems, and never had a problem.  I am stumped 
on what to do with this?
I have a box behind a LinkSys router and I can not "push" or "pull" data 
to or from it from anywhere?
When I try, it logs into the remote server, gets the file list and just 
The remote server shows a process running until I control-c out of it?when 
I do that, I get:
rsync error: received SIGUSR1 or SIGINT (code 20) at rsync.c(229)
rsync error: received SIGUSR1 or SIGINT (code 20) at main.c(785)
The command I am using is:
rsync -avz -e ssh root at /home/backup/servername/
I have forwarded ports 22 and 873 to that machine, and I have tried 
putting it in the DMZ.
The results do not seem to change.

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