rsync: writefd_unbuffered failed to write 4 bytes [sender]: Broken pipe

Sebastian Kösters skoesters at
Fri Apr 4 13:17:18 GMT 2008

i now tested it on a fresh installes sun with Solaris 10 sparc without 
installing any patches and rsync works.

If i install all patches the error message comes.

Any idea?

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Sebastian Kösters

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Wayne Davison schrieb:
> On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 10:48:18AM +0200, Sebastian Kösters wrote:
>> On the sun the command (in ps ef) went away after about 2 Minutes with
>> the error message I sent you.
> That makes it look like a connection failure then.  Perhaps a firewall
> is closing an idle connection?  e.g. I once had a Linksys box that would
> close my ssh connections for me unless I set a keep-alive option in the
> protocol.
> ..wayne..

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