Rsync for hp 3000

Robert Denton robert at
Wed Apr 25 18:28:02 GMT 2007

Good luck getting IIRC to compile.  If I recall correctly, it is  
nearly impossible. ;)


On Apr 25, 2007, at 2:22 PM, William Wang wrote:

> Chris, Thanks for your input. I will definitely look into IIRC.
> Our requirement is very simple (at same time it's hard). We don't  
> need SSL
> or anything like that. The data will be transferred within our  
> subset of
> local network only. So data security is last thing we will need to  
> worry.
> All we need is: get HP 3000 database image files out of hp. I would  
> trade
> two years of my boss's life if I can make rsync (or something  
> similar.) to
> work.
> William
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> Subject: Re: Rsync for hp 3000
> William Wang wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> We have HP 3000 machine. We cannot get rid of it. We have few  
>> large files
> we
>> want to get them out site HP 3000 in near real time. Since those  
>> files are
>> large, daily dump is not an option for us. I am wondering if  
>> there's any
>> body had made rsync to work for HP 3000.
>> Any input will be helpful.
> While I have not tried to compile rsync on HP3000, I have compiled and
> used similarly network-aware code on HP3000 which even included SSL
> (originally SSLeay and later OpenSSL IIRC).
> IIRC, the trick is to do it in Posix mode on the HP3000, and the
> configure script might need a teensy bit of hackery.  It wasn't very
> hard to get SSL compiled, and the rest of our code needed no changes
> over code that was compilable on Sun, HPUX, Linux and even Windows.
> [IIRC, I had to bypass SSL's top-level configuration, and run the
> directory-specific configurator needed for just the library itself.
> Tho, I think I did configure/compile the whole thing once.   
> Something to
> do with some obscure shell difference.]
> If I had had more experience on HP3000 than I did, it would have  
> taken a
> lot less than the half day it took to do the compile the first time.
> If you're expecting to be able to do non-rsyncd access (eg:  
> passwords or
> certs) to the HP3000, it may be a real problem getting past HP3000's
> login stuff.  You'll probably need to run rsyncd.  Our code was a pure
> SSL daemon using certs for authentication, and didn't get anywhere  
> near
> HP3000 login stuff.
> You might run into some difficulty with wierd very-file-system- 
> specific
> system calls tho.
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