[Bug 2583] New: rsync fails with "authentication failure"

John Van Essen vanes002 at umn.edu
Sat Apr 9 11:08:32 GMT 2005

On Thu, 7 Apr 2005, <samba-bugs at samba.org> wrote:
> https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2583

(replying to the list for now...)

> Since upgrading the server to an x86-64 machine running Fedora Core 3 and rsync
> 2.6.3 (also tried rsync 2.6.4) we have been getting the following errors.  The
> client machine is a i386 tested with rsync 2.5.8 from RHEL3 as well as rsync
> 2.6.3 and 2.6.4:
> [Note: this message is from rsync-2.6.4-2 from Fedora Development.]
> @ERROR: auth failed on module pubupload
> rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far) [sender]
> rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(420)
> The command used on the client host is:
> rsync -rlHtSpq --delete --timeout=3600 --exclude /mirrors/ --exclude lost+found/
> --exclude '.#*' /pub/ korg at zeus2.kernel.org::pubupload/

So there's yet another case of an upgrade to FC 3 causing an auth problem.

It looks like the client tries to contact the daemon to do the auth by
calling auth_server().  It fails, so the client prints the @ERROR message.

Wayne - is the 'connection unexpectedly closed' normal?  Or does that
indicate that the daemon child probably crashed like it's been doing
in other cases?

Here are some links to related issues that I've compiled:

  "connection unexpectedly closed error"

  "Re: rsync crashing under centos 4"

  "Re: Anonymous rsync + chroot + LDAP"

Hope that helps.

Maybe this issue needs to be added to the Current Issues page?
        John Van Essen  Univ of Minn. Alumnus  <vanes002 at umn.edu>

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