rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far) [receiver]

Matt McCutchen matt at
Sun Feb 17 15:23:25 GMT 2008

On Sun, 2008-02-17 at 04:16 -0600, chuang liu wrote:
> I did a few more tests, and found some strange behaviors of rsync. If I
> put the address rsync://URL in the src, rsync works fine. But if I put it
> as the destination, rsync fails. If I use another format
> <hostname>::<module> for the destination, rsync works.

> I used a very old rsync (version 2.5.4, prototocl version 26). Is this a
> known issue with this version? Did I use rsync incorrectly?

According to OLDNEWS, support for the rsync:// syntax for the
destination was added in rsync 2.5.6, so yes, it is a "known issue".


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