Question about rsync

tim.conway at tim.conway at
Tue Sep 17 15:09:01 EST 2002

Most commonly, such an error means that the path line for the module in 
question is invalid.  Sometimes, it means the server system doesn't 
support chroot.
check your rsyncd.conf, first.

Tim Conway
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Lincoln Y Lavoie <lylavoie at>
Sent by: rsync-admin at
09/16/2002 09:23 PM

        To:     rsync at
        cc:     (bcc: Tim Conway/LMT/SC/PHILIPS)
        Subject:        Question about rsync

Hello All,

                 I've been getting an error using rsync that I've been 
trying to track
down the cause of, but haven't been able to solve yet.  When I try to
connect to a remote rsync deamon, using a double colon address like to copy files in either direction, I get this error
after a timeout. 

@ERROR: chroot failed
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (128 bytes read so far)
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(151)

If someone knows how to fix this config problem, could you please drop
me a line.  I'm running redhat 7.3 on both systems, with all RPMS up to
date, according to redhat.  Thanks for the help.


Lincoln Lavoie

UNH InterOperability Laboratory
Student Engineer
xDSL Consortia

lylavoie at


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