Please explain the syntax used here

Ash ashvinnarayanan at
Wed Jul 11 23:07:40 MDT 2012

I have a command (setup by someone else of course) that reads:

rsync [OPTIONS....] rsync://<user>@<host>/<server> <destination>

I don't get the <server> bit. There's no folder by the name <server>
anywhere on <host>. <server> is in fact an external server which <host> has
ethernet access to. It's shares are mounted on <host> using NFS. 

Everything seems to work fine but I just don't know how to interpret this

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