[Bug 1877] New: Auth failed using options --password-file with particular password

samba-bugs at samba.org samba-bugs at samba.org
Wed Oct 6 23:05:57 GMT 2004


           Summary: Auth failed using options --password-file with
                    particular password
           Product: rsync
           Version: 2.6.2
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: minor
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at samba.org
        ReportedBy: al at starfishzone.com
         QAContact: rsync-qa at samba.org

If I use a particular password, stored in a password-file then I get a "auth
failed" error message.

This password fails
this one is ok

Server: FreeBSD5, rsync  version 2.6.2  protocol version 28
Windows XP Home
CYGWIN_NT-5.1 judi 1.5.10(0.116/4/2) 2004-05-25 22:07 i686 unknown unknown 
rsync  version 2.6.2  protocol version 28
(Cygwin installer said 2.6.2-3)

The command was:
rsync -rRtvz \
	--delete \
	--password-file /home/Judi/.rsync.secrets \
	/C/data \
	backupjudi2 at somehost.com::judi2/

This issue is similar to the one I reported here in bug 1508.

Weirdly this password worked fine for a few months then someone his the "install
service pack 2" on WinXP and then it stopped.  But the odd thing is changing the
password fixed the issue; and yes I have retried the old password and the
operations breaks again.  

Please let me know if this is something I should submit to the Cygwin folk.

WORKAROUND: use simple passwords?

Configure bugmail: https://bugzilla.samba.org/userprefs.cgi?tab=email
------- You are receiving this mail because: -------
You are the QA contact for the bug, or are watching the QA contact.

More information about the rsync mailing list