Can rsync use UDP?

Matt McCutchen matt at
Thu Dec 10 18:05:27 MST 2009

On Thu, 2009-12-10 at 17:55 -0500, Neal B wrote:
> Does rsync support using udp instead of tcp?

No, rsync does not support UDP.  As currently designed, it requires a
stream protocol.  (Though I suppose a stream could be emulated over UDP
if that were somehow desirable.)


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