rsync newbie

Wayne Davison wayned at
Wed Sep 14 05:29:32 GMT 2005

On Tue, Sep 13, 2005 at 02:13:10PM -0600, Scott Miller wrote:
> rsync: read error:  connection reset by peer

As mentioned on the issues and debugging page of the rsync web site:

    If the remote rsync is a daemon, your first step should be to look
    at the daemon's log file to see if it logged an error explaining
    why it aborted the transfer.

Also, using a modern rsync on the server side (such as 2.6.6) ensures
that more error messages are successfully recovered by the client during
the startup phase of a daemon connection (since older versions didn't
properly setup the socket in error-handling situations to ensure that
the message was sent in a way the client was expecting).


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