Windows 2003 Cygwin Netapp remote filesystem

Michael Chletsos mpchlets at
Fri Dec 26 21:13:34 GMT 2008

Ok so I have figured out the problem with my rsync daemon is the fact
that rsync interprets // as / and therefore is not seeing this as a
unc path, but rather a absolute path.

and /cygdrive/h does not work because it is not setup outside of the
cygwin environment, i.e. a windows service.

I could add it to the registry for cygwin mount points, but I think a
fix to the code might be better.

Any suggestions in the source, where this // problem might live?

On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 3:23 PM, Matt McCutchen <matt at> wrote:
> Michael, please CC rsync at so that others can help you and
> your messages are archived for others' future benefit.
> On Tue, 2008-12-23 at 14:02 -0700, Michael Chletsos wrote:
>> thanks, I have perms, since I can read and write to the dir.
> Is the daemon running as the same user who you verified to have
> permission?  (If you have it installed as a service, it might run as a
> different user.  Again, I'm not familiar with the details, but the
> cwRsync people probably are.)
>> Error message :
>>  chdir /cygdrive/h/test_rsync failed
> That should have been followed by a strerror message describing the
> failure, on the same line.  Please post the entire line.
> --
> Matt

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