unexpected tag -55

Wayne Davison wayned at samba.org
Sat Nov 4 16:58:25 GMT 2006

On Fri, Nov 03, 2006 at 05:06:52PM +0500, Yakov Hrebtov wrote:
> what is "unexpected tag" and "writefd_unbuffered failed"?

The unexpected tag error means that something either corrupted the data
being sent, or rsync is confused about what data is being sent over the
wire.  The former can happen if your remote shell is injecting chars in
the data stream (a remote command must generate no extra output).  The
latter can occur if you have restricted the rsync command that can be
run on the remote system, and rsync isn't getting told about all the
options that are in play.

The writefd_unbuffered error just means that the other side went away,
which is to be expected when it dies with the tag error.


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