IPv6 literal addresses on command line

jw schultz jw at pegasys.ws
Fri Nov 14 21:39:33 EST 2003

On Thu, Nov 13, 2003 at 04:44:18AM -0800, cam wrote:
> Hello all,
> Can anyone give me a hint on how to specify an IPv6 address in an
> rsync address literal - the colon character is already used to
> seperate the host name from the remote directory AFAICT... I get, e.g.
> rsync -Cavb 3ffe:502:420:120::2:/home/cam/dev/proj
> 3ffe: Unknown host
> rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes read so far)
> rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at
> io.c(150)
> Found some discussion of patches regarding IPv6 address-matching from about
> July so I went for the most recent CVS snapshot I could find (although to be
> honest and with only a superficial reading of the posts, the patches seemed to
> be related to matching addresses in some of the config files):
> rsync  version 2.5.6cvs  protocol version 26
> Copyright (C) 1996-2002 by Andrew Tridgell and others
> <http://rsync.samba.org/>
> Capabilities: 64-bit files, socketpairs, hard links, symlinks, batchfiles,
>               IPv6, 64-bit system inums, 64-bit internal inums

If you want current source you can either get it directly
from cvs per the instructions or with rsync


Martin, can we either get the nightly snapshots working
again (http://ftp.samba.org/ftp/rsync/nightly/) or get rid
of them.  Those are more than a year out of date predating
the latest annointed release by about six months.  This is
worse than no CVS snapshots.
ftp://rsync.samba.org/pub/rsync/cvsroot.tar.gz is even more
out of date.

	J.W. Schultz            Pegasystems Technologies
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