Rsync hangs with XP machine used as sshd server

Craig Barratt cbarratt at
Fri Apr 16 02:04:35 GMT 2004

Agostino Russo writes:

> I have a problem with rsync 2.6 protocol 27 (both client and server) 
> running over XP via Cygwin and sshd (on remote machine). It just hangs 
> almost randomly  while transfering files after transfering a few 
> megabytes, not always on the same file. When the remote machine is a 
> Linux server I have no problems, bad news is I need also to rsync from 
> XP...  I found the problem mentioned somewhere else doing a google 
> serach, see for instance:
> Which seems to be exactly the same issue, see the link for more info 
> about the situation. Unfortunately I wasn't able to find a solution so 
> far on the web. I was hoping that somebody here knows a way around this 
> problem (other than dropping XP :-)

I've never found rsync + ssh + cygwin to be reliable; your
symptoms are the same as mine.  I recommend using rsync in
daemon mode with cygwin.


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