rsync from Windows and Linux over ssh

Dave Dykstra dwd at
Wed Jul 31 09:05:02 EST 2002

Does it copy anything?  Does ssh to that box work fine?  I assume you're
running openssh on cygwin on w2k.  The "unexpected EOF" message can come
from many different kinds of problems on the remote end.

I don't know if the ssh version will be a problem or not, but personally I
have stayed away from openssh 3.4 on all platforms because it has had a lot
of problems with the new privilege separation mode.  Instead, I applied the
simple security fix that was posted to to openssh 3.2.

- Dave

On Mon, Jul 29, 2002 at 07:32:26AM -0700, S Peram wrote:
> Hi All, 
> I'm a newbie to RSYNC on Windows.
> I installed RSYNC(version 2.5.1) on Windows and it is
> running as a service on Windows 2000.
> I've been trying to copy some files using RSYNC on
> linux machine running RH Linux 7.2 kernel 2.4.7 from
> Windows 2000 machines using the following command:
> $rsync -avz -e ssh <windows-machine>:/rsync/* . 
> but i'm getting the following error
> "unexpected EOF in read_timeout".
> I'm running Openssh 3.4p1
> I tried to find info on the archives but they seem not
> related to this specific problem.
> I'd appreciate if any of you gurus help in this issue.
> Thanks, 
> Peram
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