Unable to transfer between win32 (interix) and FreeBSD

Wayne Davison wayned at samba.org
Sat Apr 25 18:21:39 GMT 2009

On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 03:53:24PM +0100, Steven Hartland wrote:
> unexpected tag -96 [receiver]

You don't mention what options you're using, so I'm unable to try to
hint you towards option tweaks to try.  e.g. if using -z, try dropping
it.  You could also try forcing an older protocol (e.g. --protocol=29)
to try to help narrow down the issue.

The error above indicates that the binary protocol is out of whack.
That either means that rsync is confused about what data comes next
(which could be the writer or the reader's fault), or that your
connection corrupted the bytes.  There is a way to make a record of the
data that is being sent and is received to check if it differs by using
the savetransfer program (see the C source in the support dir for its


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