rsync 2.5.6 freezes between Solaris2.6/Commercial SSH Version 2.0.12 and Solaris8/OpenSSH_3.6.1p1

s chuda schuda2 at
Fri Jul 18 01:01:06 EST 2003

We had been using rsync and Commercial SSH to sync up
two SUN boxes running Solari2.6 and Commercial SSH
Version 2.0.12. It has never been a problem syncing
between over 80,000 files and 4GB of content

We  are upgrading to Solaris 8 and OpenSSH_3.6.1p1
However now when I go between the older and the newer
environment even with just a few hundred files, the
rsync hangs or freezes when it hits a medium sized
file about 300K in size. If I delete that file and run
it again it will sync a few files and then hang on a
different large file.

I tried the same between two Solaris8/OpenSSH_3.6.1p1
boxes and it works fine.

Any ideas on how to handle this until we are ready to
do a complete upgrade to Solaris8/OpenSSH_3.6.1p1
would be appreciated.


Sury Chudamani
schuda2 at

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