Rsync from a third host?

Matt McCutchen matt at
Mon Nov 3 13:57:30 GMT 2008

On Sun, 2008-11-02 at 22:10 -0800, Wayne Davison wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 02, 2008 at 09:39:05PM -0800, kbrault wrote:
> > insecure -e option not allowed.
> > This account is restricted by rssh.
> You should fix or replace rssh.

To elaborate: rssh is rejecting the -e option that rsync clients >=
3.0.0 use to convey compatibility information to the server, although
security-wise there is no reason to do so.  If (as I assume) you can't
modify the rssh setup, then pass --protocol=29 to rsync to stop it from
passing -e to the server.  See:


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