SSH Error

tim.conway at tim.conway at
Wed Jan 16 11:08:21 EST 2002

Ok, you're talking about ssh, and you're talking about a rsyncd.  Except 
in rare cases, you don't use ssh to access rsyncd.  I'm guessing you're 
doing something like
rsync -e ssh remotehost:www localdestinationdirectory
(-e ssh isn't needed if $RSYNC_SSH=ssh).  drop the "-e ssh" and use TWO 
colons between the servername and the modulename.

Tim Conway
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"David L Nickel" <dnickel at>
Sent by: rsync-admin at
01/15/2002 02:23 PM

        To:     <rsync at>
        cc:     (bcc: Tim Conway/LMT/SC/PHILIPS)
        Subject:        SSH Error

I created a user on the machine I am attempting to mirror.
I when I run rsync with this user I get the following errors

"receiving file list ... link_stat www : No such file or directory
client: nothing to do: perhaps you need to specify some filenames or
the --recursive option?
rsync error: partial transfer (code 23) at main.c(553)"

here is my conf file

use chroot = no
max connections = 5
syslog facility = local3

    path = /www
    comment = Web Directory
    hosts allow = *.*.1.118
    read only = yes
    list = yes
    uid = root
    gid = wheel
    auth users = user

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