rsync: connection unexpectedly closed.

C.Jagadish cja at
Thu Mar 16 06:58:38 GMT 2006

Dear Mr. Samir,

  We are using RedHat 7.2. We are getting same error as reported by you 
some time back (given below).

  Did you get any solution?

C Jagadish

Your original message:
I m running RedHat 9 Linux and I have the rsync-2.5.5-4 package.

When I m trying to the following:

[root at myhost_name root]# /usr/bin/rsync -va

I got the following error:

Couldn't get address for your host (
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes read so far)
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(150)

  Any Advice will be very helpful.

Best Regards.

Samir Noshy

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