error in protocol stream

John Van Essen vanes002 at
Thu Mar 23 12:51:55 GMT 2006

On Wed, 22 Mar 2006, David Bear <David.Bear at> wrote:
> I am trying to use the syntax:
> rsync -av -e "ssh -l ssh-user" rsync-user at host::module /dest
> found at
> There is an rsync daemon running on and that has a
> module named home.

That comment implies to me that you missed the fact that the syntax
that you are trying to use does not access a persistent daemon, but
fires up a single-use daemon.  Pay especial attention to the part
about rsync looking for the conf file in the user's home directory.
I'm pretty sure that's your problem, here.  Also make sure any log
paths defined in the conf file are writable by the user.


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