rsync -e ssh does not work well

Michael King mikkel at
Fri Oct 25 21:54:00 EST 2002


Does this mean you have been successful with rsync -e ssh ?


At 08:26 PM 10/25/2002 +0300, Kauko Heikkila wrote:

>----- Original Message -----
>From: "jw schultz" <jw at>
>To: <rsync at>
>Sent: Friday, October 25, 2002 5:04 PM
>Subject: Re: rsync -e ssh does not work well
> > >
> > > rsync -trvuz   file.wrk uname at servername::uname-html
> > > works, but
> > > rsync -trvuz  -e ssh  file.wrk
> > > uname at servername:public_html/
> > > does not.
> > >
> >
> > The version of rsync on you laptop 2.4.6? is quite old
> > many bugs have been fixed since.  Normally we would
> > you start by upgrading to the latest version, either
>2.5.5 or
> > CVS.  Supporting obsolete bugs is a pain.
> >
>I made clear progress after  installing a newer version.
>The laptop is now in someone else's use, but
>I installed rsync on my desktop
>following Robert Scholten's minmalist approach- page
>The version coming from his page is
>2.5.1 and the protocol version is 25.
>rsync251-2.exe  -trvuz   file.wrk
>uname at servername:public_html/
>rsync251-2.exe  -trvuz -e ssh file.wrk
>uname at servername:public_html/
>seem to do the same, because there was a setup file
>that sets RSYNC_RSH to SSH.EXE
>The ssh also came from Robert Scholten's
>pages here and might be a reason, who knows.
>It seems to work, since sshd logs the event in the server.
>I cannot see any other log records,
>especially not in the normal rsyncd.log of the Linux
>The fact is that the file is  really transferred. Some
>should actually  be made to confirm that it really
>is the ssh protocol, but I am positive.
>Unfortunately I did not yet find any log in windows and I
>not pipe the resulting tty lines in NT window.

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