rsync: connection unexpectedly closed

dhtmldude felipe.carrillo at
Mon Aug 17 14:10:51 MDT 2009

I'm using Rsync 3.1.0 and VanDyke VShell for SSH.  Both services have started
up in the remote server under the local account nasadmin.  I know port 22 is
open on the firewall because i was able to see the root directory being
created after an rsync command from the server, but no files were
synchronized over.  Later, i started receiving this error and can only guess
there is something wrong with my configuration or some settings I am missing
(rsyncd.conf?) after i installed the cwrsync installables.  Has anyone got
this error and what are the potential causes for it, things to check, etc?

C:\CMS\PageGenerator>rsync -avc --delete -vvvvv -e "ssh.exe -i
tor\qa_rsa" \\\YCM0\InternalCache\test_aug17 
nasadmin at 10
cmd=ssh.exe -i C:\cms\PageGenerator\qa_rsa machine=
cmd[0]=ssh.exe cmd[1]=-i cmd[2]=C:\cms\PageGenerator\qa_rsa cmd[3]=-l
admin cmd[5]= cmd[6]=rsync cmd[7]=--server
.iLs cmd[9]=--delete cmd[10]=. cmd[11]=/cygdrive/g/EWCMS_SYNC/test_aug17/
opening connection using: ssh.exe -i "C:\cms\PageGenerator\qa_rsa" -l
nasadmin 1 rsync --server -vvvvvvlogDtprce.iLs --delete .
note: iconv_open("CP1252", "CP1252") succeeded.
Enter passphrase for key 'C:\cms\PageGenerator\qa_rsa':
nasadmin at's password:
exec request failed on channel 0
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far) [sender]
_exit_cleanup(code=12, file=io.c, line=609): entered
rsync error: unexplained error (code 255) at io.c(609) [sender=3.0.6]
_exit_cleanup(code=12, file=io.c, line=609): about to call exit(255)

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