Cygwin rsync and the Window XP SP2 firewall

Hans Kratz kratz at
Mon Nov 22 14:08:32 GMT 2004


> The windows firewall show this message.
> Because rsync client try to establish connection using port 873.
> You can define rsync client and server to use other port like port 80.

I just tried it with port 80 on server and client but the error message 
is still displayed.

I did not expect it to change anything either since the firewall is not 
supposed to block outgoing connections at all. And as stated in my 
original post rsync works fine even though the Windows firewall reports 
that it has blocked it.

Best regards,

Hans Kratz
Omnicore Software

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