rsync -e ssh does not work well

jw schultz jw at
Fri Oct 25 14:05:01 EST 2002

Please put your comments either interleaved or at the end
and quote the minimum.  This is normal mailing-list
netiquette per RFC.

On Fri, Oct 25, 2002 at 04:33:54PM +0300, Kauko Heikkila wrote:
> One more, serious problem exists, since
> when invoked from a w2000 laptop
> (servername is still the same SuSe Linux server)
> rsync -trvuz   file.wrk uname at servername::uname-html
> works, but
> rsync -trvuz  -e ssh  file.wrk
> uname at servername:public_html/
> does not.
> It again gives an error, twice the line
> "unexpected EOF in read_timeout"
> as before.

The version of rsync on you laptop 2.4.6? is quite old and
many bugs have been fixed since.  Normally we would suggest
you start by upgrading to the latest version, either 2.5.5 or
CVS.  Supporting obsolete bugs is a pain.

The nearest report i could find in the last few months that
matches your description was caused by the remote shell not
establishing a connection.  Try just doing an
	 ssh servername rsync --version
to confirm that much works.  This will confirm that not only
does ssh connect but that it can find rsync.

Instead of attempting to quote, provide us the real log
output from rsync.

I don't have any windows systems so someone else may be more
help here.

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