Reproducable failure with rsync, iptables and RHEL4

tmassey at tmassey at
Mon Feb 5 13:55:35 GMT 2007

Wayne Davison <wayned at> wrote on 02/04/2007 06:58:41 PM:

> On Sun, Feb 04, 2007 at 10:45:28AM -0500, Timothy J. Massey wrote:
> > Why is the rsync client's connection all of a sudden not being 
> > recognized?  Is the client sending the packets differently, or is 
> > iptables recognizing them differently?
> Rsync just opens a socket and writes data to it (as well as reading from
> it), so it sounds to me like this is something that is happening outside
> of rsync's control.

Sounds logical.

> Your investigative work seems very thorough -- have you run it by some
> Linux kernel and/or iptables folks to see what they think?

Not yet.  I figured I'd do one then the other, and I chose rsync first! 
I'll follow up with the iptables people.  Thank you for the followup.

Timothy J. Massey

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