@ERROR: auth failed on module

twsnnva at cox.net twsnnva at cox.net
Tue Jun 7 16:07:49 GMT 2005

My nightly rsync jobs recently began to fail. I don't recall making any modifications to the rsync config files or upgrading rsync. Below is the error I receive when I try to rsync the home directory of serverA to serverB. Is there anything obviously wrong? Thanks.

serverA rsync # rsync -arczv --delete --password-file=/etc/rsync/rsync.password /home
@ERROR: auth failed on module home
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (88 bytes read so far)
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(189)

/var/log/rsyncd.log on ServerB

2005/06/07 11:29:24 [22075] rsyncd version 2.6.0 starting, listening on port 873
2005/06/07 11:29:35 [20870] auth failed on module home from serverA.domain.com (

Server Setup


pid file = /var/run/rsyncd.pid
log file = /var/log/rsyncd.log
max connections = 2
        path = /home
        comment = /home on serverA server
        uid = root
        gid = root
        auth users = root
        hosts allow =
	use chroot = yes
        read only = no
        list = yes
        secrets file = /etc/rsyncd/rsyncd.secrets
        strict modes = true



Client Setup



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