Error message when trying to sync

Paul Slootman paul at
Fri Apr 30 10:21:11 GMT 2004

On Thu 29 Apr 2004, Ryan Holowaychuk wrote:
> I am getting the following error
> [root at fileserver etc]# rsync

You're missing the local target (or source, depending on what you were
trying to do).

> rsync: failed to connect to Connection refused rsync error:
> error in socket IO (code 10) at clientserver.c(83)

Is there actually a rsync daemon running in ?
"Connection refused" generally means that there is no process listening
to the TCP port in question (or it's firewalled).
What does "telnet 873" give? Also a "connection refused"?
Then it's not an rsync problem per se.

Paul Slootman

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