MacOS X Rsync Server

jw schultz jw at
Wed Feb 19 22:39:44 EST 2003

On Wed, Feb 19, 2003 at 12:28:58AM -0500, lists wrote:
> I am trying to set up a MacOS X rsync server and am not having much 
> success at the moment.  I'm able to see the "share" alright, but here 
> is what I get when I actually try to copy anything to the server:
> #rsync -vz /Users/myhome localhost::backup
> @ERROR: setgroups failed
> rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (37 bytes read so far)
> rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(150)
> I get the same result on any linux server I try this from as well.
> My simple trial rsyncd.conf is:
> [backup]
>   path = /Volumes/Backup
>   comment = Backup Directory for OS X
>   read only = false
> Any thoughts as to why this is happening?

OSX has a problem with zeroing supplemental groups?

Start by looking in the daemon log (probably going to
syslogd) and see what the errno is.  Frankly it should be
almost impossible to have this error if autoconf is getting
it right.

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