Rsync Error..

Naveen Babu freebsdsl at
Fri Apr 23 15:22:29 GMT 2004

when i gave "rsh which rsync" at the source system i got the following error  Connection refused
"rsh" works perfectly fine.
What could be the problem..?

Tim Conway <conway at> wrote:
rsh which rsync
I expect you'll get something like "no rsync in /usr/bin /usr/ccs/bin 
/usr/bin/X11 /usr/contrib/bin /usr/local/bin ." Some systems don't report 
the remote shell connection open until the called remote program comes up, 
so one missing from the path can look like a network timeout. I don't 
remember if that's true of any FreeBSD.
If this is the case, use --rsync-path=/wherever/it/is/on/

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

opening connection using rsh rsync --server -vvbnlogDtprz . 
/destinationpath operation timed out
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes read so far)
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(189)
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