rsync -e ssh --bwlimit=20 ?

tim.conway at tim.conway at
Fri Jan 4 10:13:41 EST 2002

My results:

Tools at willy
/users/Tools/tcc>rsync --bwlimit=20 sim/dist/sdonetsvr/sim.lic.010703 
Tools at willy
/users/Tools/tcc>rsync --version
rsync  version 2.5.1pre3  protocol version 25
Copyright (C) 1996-2001 by Andrew Tridgell and others
Capabilities: 64-bit files, socketpairs, hard links, symlinks, batchfiles, 
no IPv6

Tools at willy
/users/Tools/tcc>uname -a
SunOS willy 5.7 Generic_106541-07 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-4
Tools at willy
the second command is the crux. 
How about a
"rsync --version;rsh rsync --version"
I'm guessing we'll see one or both with a version that doesn't support 

Tim Conway
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J Robinson <jrobinson852 at>
Sent by: rsync-admin at
01/03/2002 03:54 PM

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        cc:     (bcc: Tim Conway/LMT/SC/PHILIPS)
        Subject:        rsync -e ssh --bwlimit=20 ?

Hello Everyone:
I've been trying to get rsync using --bwlimit
using openssh for transport without success.

Here's what I get: 

  % rsync --bwlimit=20 /dest
  user at's password:  ****
  rsync: unrecognized option `--bwlimit=20'
  unexpected EOF in read_timeout

I tried specifying ssh transport using both the 
-e option and by setting the RSYNC_RSH evironment
variable--  it made no difference. rsync works as
expected without the --bwlimit option.

I know --bwlimit is a fairly new feature. and I
researched this as much as I could without going into
the source code... anyone able to get this to work, or
have any tips?

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