RSYNC and Cygwin: @ERROR auth failed on module

Anuja Doshi adoshi at MIT.EDU
Wed Nov 26 15:03:51 EST 2003


I'm a student trying to get rsync working correctly on
my WinXP machine.
My rsync server works perfectly through cygwin.

BUT, when I try to add authentication, I get the message:
@ERROR auth failed on module Mobilesync
rsync connection unexpectedly closed (94 bytes read so far)
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at 

This is the command which causes the message:
rsync -Ppvtl rsync:// .
(i get the same error even without the "mobile@"

This is my rsyncd.conf:
use chroot = false
strict modes = false


     path = /cygdrive/c/cygwin/var/mobilesync
     comment = Mobilesync Test Directory
     read only = false
     auth users   = mobile
     secrets file = /etc/rsyncd.secrets

and my rsyncd.secrets:


I've tried all the suggestions posted to others in usegroups.
Nothing works. Suggestions?

Anuja Doshi

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