Does rsync need UDP ports open?

Wayne Davison wayned at
Thu Jan 27 08:49:29 GMT 2005

On Wed, Jan 26, 2005 at 10:20:05AM +0000, Reuben Pearse wrote:
> Does rsync use UDP as well?

Rsync does not need UDP, it just needs a server to be running.  You
probably forgot to start one up.

> Does rsync work over NAT OK?

Sure -- if the behind-the-NAT host is going to need to accept incoming
connections, you just need to direct the rsync port to the right host in
your firewall's rules.


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