rsync-2.5.6 on AIX 4.3.3

John R Campbell jcampb35 at
Wed Apr 16 22:20:17 EST 2003

Hi all,

After a few days of looking into why rsync-2.5.6 would not work when using
the "::" syntax on AIX 4.3.3, I discovered it is only the case when the
system is not patched. I patched my system to maintenance level 10 and it
works fine.

AIX - not working

# uname -a
AIX host1 3 4 00070F3F4C00
# instfix -i | grep ML
<stuff deleted>
    All filesets for were found.
# pwd
# ./rsync --version
rsync  version 2.5.6  protocol version 26
Copyright (C) 1996-2002 by Andrew Tridgell and others
Capabilities: 64-bit files, socketpairs, hard links, symlinks, batchfiles,
              no IPv6, 32-bit system inums, 64-bit internal inums

rsync comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.  This is free software, and you
are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.  See the GNU
General Public Licence for details.
# ./rsync hosta::
rsync: failed to connect to hosta: Addr family not supported by protocol
rsync error: error in socket IO (code 10) at clientserver.c(83)

I suspect the problem is with the getaddrinfo. There are a few APARs and
FIXes for getaddrinfo between these levels.

I thought I would just send this out in case any one else is or ends up
struggling with the same problem.


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