rsync wont work

alexus ml at
Sat Mar 13 01:01:28 GMT 2004

i'm sorry i didn't get your email, or i somehow missed it.. sorry about that

d# rsync -vvvcrlpogtz /tmp/ rsync at
opening connection using ssh -l root rsync --server -vvvlogtprcz
. /tmp
rsync at's password:
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes read so far)
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(189)
_exit_cleanup(code=12, file=io.c, line=189): about to call exit(12)

d# ssh root at
root at's password:
Last login: Thu Mar 11 19:50:05 2004 from
Sun Microsystems Inc.   SunOS 5.9       Generic May 2002
# which rsync
# ls -ld /usr/local/bin/rsync
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     other    2217056 Mar 10 10:24 /usr/local/bin/rsync
# rsync --version
rsync  version 2.6.0  protocol version 27
Copyright (C) 1996-2004 by Andrew Tridgell and others
Capabilities: 64-bit files, socketpairs, hard links, symlinks, batchfiles,
              no IPv6, 64-bit system inums, 64-bit internal inums

rsync comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.  This is free software, and you
are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.  See the GNU
General Public Licence for details.

I'm most likely doing something very very stupid :( or better yet not doing

P.S. My very good friend works for IBM at White Plains, you might even know

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tim Conway" <conway at>
To: "alexus" <ml at>
Cc: <rsync at>;
< at>
Sent: Friday, March 12, 2004 4:38 PM
Subject: Re: rsync wont work

> As you may recall from the last time I answered you, please send the same
> thing, but use 3 "v"s instead of only one.
> rsync -vvvcrlpogtz . rsync at
> Since you don't know which transport you are using, we can read the output
> from the above command to find out.
> You are not getting to a remote rsync process, either because the
> transport (rsh/remsh or ssh) is not getting there (only a failed
> authentication is possible, from the fact that you're getting a password
> prompt), or because once it's there, it's not finding the remote rsync
> binary(or not allowed to execute it).  Once we know you're getting a shell
> open to rsync at, we then do
> (rsh || ssh) (depending on what rsync is using in your case) -l rsync
> which rsync
> which will probably give a "not found".
> find where it is on that system, and try your command again with
> --rsync-path=/wherever/you/have/rsync/on/ .
> Repeating the question in exactly the same way, yet again, will not give
> the information needed to solve your problem.
> Tim Conway
> Unix System Administration
> Contractor - IBM Global Services
> conway at
> "alexus" <ml at>
> Sent by: at
> 03/12/2004 12:19 PM
> To
> <rsync at>
> cc
> Subject
> rsync wont work
> can someone tell me what am i doing wrong?
> d# rsync -vcrlpogtz . rsync at
> rsync at's password:
> sh: rsync: rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes read so far)
> rsync
> error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(189)
> d#
> it works fine if i just specify directory instead of remote site, but
> thats
> not what i need..
> thanks in advance
> alexus
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