rsync newbie

John Van Essen vanes002 at
Wed Sep 14 00:00:05 GMT 2005

On Tue, 13 Sep 2005, Scott Miller <srmiller at> wrote:
> My problem:  I keep getting the following error and can't find much
> info on it, or how to fix it:
> rsync: read error:  connection reset by peer
> rsync error:  error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(177)
> I've started the rsync process with rsync --daemon, and have modified
> the appropriate services and xinetd files.  I've also sent a sig hup to xinetd.

Did you open up port 873?   That error usually means that the connection
was rejected because there's nothing listening at the destination port,
or (more likely) a firewall is rejecting connection attempts.


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