problem with rsync-daemon via ssh

Kevin Korb kmk at
Fri Feb 14 10:51:35 MST 2014

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Try running that ssh command line yourself and see what it says.

On 02/14/2014 06:34 AM, Carlos Carvalho wrote:
> Kevin Korb (kmk at wrote on 13 February 2014 21:47:
>> modules are defined in an rsyncd.conf file.  That file needs to
>> be in the home dir of the user.
> You mean the config file must be called "rsyncd.conf" instead of
> "module"? That'd be easy to solve but unfortunately it didn't work.
> I changed the name, put the following in it
> [module] path = /path/to/home/transfer
> and I still get the same "did not see server greeting" error.
>> On 02/13/2014 08:38 PM, Carlos Carvalho wrote:
>>> I'm trying to transfer something to another machine launching a
>>>  once-only "daemon" through ssh with this command:
>>> rsync -avv -e "ssh -l user" ./orig/ machine::module/
>>> where "module" is the name of a file in the home dir of user
>>> with the following:
>>> path = /path/to/home/transfer
>>> The ssh connection works without passphrase. This is the
>>> error:
>>> opening connection using: ssh -l user machine rsync --server 
>>> --daemon .  (8 args) rsync: did not see server greeting rsync 
>>> error: error starting client-server protocol (code 5) at 
>>> main.c(1635) [sender=3.1.1pre1]

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