rsync processes never die

Scott Russell lnxgeek at
Tue Mar 12 01:58:39 EST 2002

On Mon, Mar 11, 2002 at 01:54:41PM +1100, Martin Pool wrote:
> On  7 Mar 2002, Scott Russell <lnxgeek at> wrote:
> > I'm using rsync 2.5.2 but have seen this with 2.5.1. My system is Red Hat
> > 7.2 with the current errata updates. Using rsyncd with xinetd it seems as if
> > old processes never go away. For example right now I have 3 open rsync
> > connections according to netstat -nap but 30 rsync --daemon
> > processes going!
> I think this might be fixed in 2.5.3pre:
>     * Fix for rsync server processes hanging around after the client
>       unexpectedly disconnects.  (Colin Walters) (Debian bug #128632)
> Please let us know if that does not fix the problem.


  [root at ftp3 rsync-2.5.3pre1]# autoconf 
  FATAL ERROR: Autoconf version 2.52 or higher is required for this script
  [root at ftp3 rsync-2.5.3pre1]# rpm -q autoconf

This is on Red Hat 7.1. or 7.2. Looks like I'll have to wait a while on this
update. Thanks anyway.

 Scott Russell (lnxgeek at
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