Not Again! (Was: Re: FAQ: Moving files between two machines using rsync)

Craig Barratt cbarratt at
Mon Feb 23 17:02:07 GMT 2004

Mauricio writes:

> 	I can't believe this!  I am having the very same problem I 
> had before.  For those who do not remember, I was trying to rsync a 
> file from a Solaris 9 box(kushana)  to a netbsd 1.6.1 (the rsync 
> server, katri) box, without much luck:
> raub at kushana-13>rsync -vz \
> ?         --password-file=/export/home/raub/nogo \
> ?         /export/home/raub/sync-me \
> ?         raub at katri::tmp
> NetBSD 1.6.1 (GENERIC) #0: Tue Apr 8 21:00:42 UTC 2003
> Welcome to NetBSD!
> @ERROR: auth failed on module tmp
> rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (164 bytes read so far)
> rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(165)
> raub at kushana-14>

One other thing to check is that the /etc/rsyncd.secrets file
ends in a newline.  The last entry will be ignored if that
line doesn't end with a newline.


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