rsync hangs when accessing through SSH (Leopard OS X)

Greg Loesch kreansocerplayer at
Sun Dec 2 20:39:55 GMT 2007

To preface, I'm running Leopard OSX and am using rsync  version 2.6.9   
protocol version 29.

Whenever I attempt to sync (using rsync obviously) a folder on my  
local drive to my web server ( is my web host) using SSH,  
the process hangs. I have to force kill it in order to continue using  
Terminal. I can connect to my server space using SSH just fine by  
itself, and I ran rsync to sync two folders locally just fine. Is  
there some special syntax I need to use when using rsync with SSH?  
I've searched google and the mailing lists, and I didn't find much.  
I'm fairly inexperienced with Unix, so I believe that I am the culprit  
of this problem :-)

This is the syntax I'm using:
'rsync -avz /iWeb/test [username]'

(I have tested using just '-v' and nothing is displayed)
/iWeb/test is the folder I'm trying to sync to the folder TEST on my  
web space.

Is this a problem I need to take to my webhost, Or is  
this an issue with my rsync configuration? Like I said, I know little  
about unix, so I have a feeling I may have configured something wrong.  
This is really frustrating me, and help would be greatly appreciated.  
Thanks in advance!


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