tdooher.lists at naturalmotion.com
Tue Jun 1 16:16:52 GMT 2004
> Possibly rsync can use ssh to forward a local port chosen the same way ftp
> chooses a port fo active ftp. Then local rsync opens a connexion to
> 127.0.0.1:port at the local end, and ssh forwards the stream to rsync running
> as a daemon (on another randomly-chosen port? a user-specified port?) a the
Bear in mind that this way you'll be encrypting the entire session
instead of just the "Please start rsyncd for me" bit, so you'll likely
suffer a speed hit depending on how powerful the two machines are.
John also wrote...
> I keep getting timeouts transferring between two ADSL accounts
> and I've not decide whether to blame Arachnet (the ISP at both ends)
> or rsync or even to suppose I'm expecting too much.
As an aisde, I've had a problem similar to the one you describe with an
unrelated service. Turns out the NAT table was dropping entries that
went unused for 5 minutes, which meant the firewall started blocking
return traffic as it appeared to be unrelated to any outgoing
connection. I don't know if this would ever be an issue with rsync but
it might be worth a look.
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