Rsync error

Sujit Choudhury S.Choudhury at
Thu Nov 27 00:00:40 EST 2003

I have a rsync server running on Solaris 7 and trying to rsync to a
Solaris 9 machine.
rsync is running from inetd in the Solaris 7 and it is in the
rsync --version shows the following:
# /usr/local/bin/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,
              no IPv6, 64-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.

I am getting the following error:

rsync: server sent "rsync  version 2.5.6  protocol version 26" rather
than greeting
rsync error: error starting client-server protocol (code 5) at

Can anybody help?


Sujit Choudhury
University of Westminster
115 New Cavendish Street, London
E-Mail: S.Choudhury at
Tel No: 020 - 7911 5000 Ext 3851

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