openssh 3.1 and rsync dont work

Jim Ogilvie jogilvie at
Thu May 9 13:16:01 EST 2002

When we first switched to openssh 3.1 with rsync 2.3.1 we had the same
error from ssh-rand-helper. But after switching to rsync 2.5.5rc1 the
problem went away. (this is on AIX).

Jim Ogilvie

On Thu, 9 May 2002 09:34:57, Dave Dykstra wrote:

> I want to fix this in rsync too.  I developed what I think is a good fix
> and now I'm trying to reproduce the problem so I can test whether or not
> the fix worked.  The trouble is, I can't reproduce it with "-e ssh" even
> though I'm sure I'm running openssh 3.1p1 on solaris where it's running
> ssh-rand-helper.  truss doesn't show rsync setting SIGCHLD to SIG_IGN.  I
> found that there is one place in the rsync 2.5.5 code that sets SIGCHLD
> SIG_IGN, but it appears to only be in rsync --daemon mode, and it
> call ssh from there.
> What version of rsync did you have the problem in, and what was the
> line you used?

> - Dave Dykstra

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