[CentOS] rsync to mirrors failing

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Thu Nov 27 17:56:02 UTC 2008

Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> I try:
> rsync -auv rsync://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/5.2/updates/i386/ .....
> And get
> rsync: read error: Connection reset by peer (104)
> rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at 
> io.c(614) [receiver=2.6.8]
> And then, if I keep trying, eventually rsync 'works' and I get my 
> updates.
> What is causing this?

I periodically get this, I chalk it up to rsync not recovering very well 
from lost packets on the public internet

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