Cygwin rsync and the Window XP SP2 firewall
kratz at omnicore.com
Mon Nov 22 10:16:33 GMT 2004
We want to use cygwin rsync to implement an autoupgrade feature for our
software. For that we invoke rsync to connect to an anonymous rsync
server on the default rsync port (873). This works just fine but there
is one problem. When rsync is invoked the Windows firewall displays a
message like this:
"To help protect your computer, Windows Firewall has blocked this
program from receiving unsolicited information for the Internet or a
network" (see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875353/en-us)
Despite this message rsync'ing works just fine.
This message is usually displayed only if an application opens a server
socket listening for inbound connections on a network interface. Opening
a server socket on the loopback interface does not provoke this behavior.
What does rsync do to provoke this message?
How can I prevent this message from being displayed?
Please cc me on any replies as I am not subscribed to the list. Thanks
for your help!
Windows version: XP SP 2 [Version 5.1.2600]
rsync version: rsync version 2.6.3 protocol version 28
cygwin version (uname -r): 1.5.12(0.116/4/2)
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