[CentOS] Backup PC or other solution

Fri May 8 00:44:15 UTC 2015
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 5/7/2015 2:21 PM, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> John R Pierce wrote:
>> >On 5/7/2015 4:56 AM, Timothy Murphy wrote:
>>> >>The worst thing about BackupPC is the insane error message
>>> >>"Unable to read 4 bytes", which comes up if anything is wrong.
>>> >>Possibly the worst error message anywhere?
>> >
>> >thats an rsync protocol message, and yeah, debugging
>> >connection/authentication issues is a bit ugly.
> I'm sure you are right.
> But I use rsync several times a day, and I have never received this message.
> It's not ugly, it is inexcusable.

I just tried a command line rsync to a host that wasn't listening to ssh 
at all, and got..

ssh: connect to host castillc2-PC port 22: Connection timed out
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far) [receiver]
rsync error: unexplained error (code 255) at io.c(600) [receiver=3.0.6]

not exactly the pinnacle of clarity.

john r pierce, recycling bits in santa cruz