getaddrinfo: Host not found problem

Randy Kasha rkasha at
Wed Nov 13 00:03:00 EST 2002


I am trying to use rsync  (version 2.5.5) in a server client
model to distribute software files. When I kick off the
rsync client on an AIX 4.3.3 pwr3 platform, I get the
following error message. We are in a real bind to get this
protocol going; any help/insight/suggestions would be
"greatly" appreciated.

   rsync: getaddrinfo: grp4c 873: Host not found
   rsync error: error in socket IO (code 10) at
   _exit_cleanup(code=10, file=../clientserver.c, line=97):
about to call exit(10)

I can rsh/ping/telnet to grp4c (the server machine - linux)
from the AIX client machine with no problems. It looks like
the rsync client never actually contacts the server at all
(when I stop the server on grp4c, I get exactly the same
message on the client).

I tried to search on the rsync web site for this problem but
could not find a solution.

Thanks for your help.


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