rsync problems

Tim Conway conway at
Fri Apr 16 16:48:21 GMT 2004

There are two things that bring that message.  One is the inability to 
chroot.  I think non-chrootable operating systems get their rsync 
configured so it never tries (and therefore, never fails).  If you're on a 
real OS, you might be initiating the daemon as a non-root user (uid in the 
module doesn't matter).

The more common cause, though, is an error in the "path = /whatever" entry 
for a module.  You can't chroot to a place that doesn't exist.

Tim Conway
Unix System Administration
Contractor - IBM Global Services
conway at

1. @ERROR: chroot failed
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (34 bytes read so far)
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(165)
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Any ideas?
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