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Unison Replication Connection

Posted on 2007-03-20
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I need help understanding how to use unison.  I have downloaded the latest stable version with a gui Unison-2.27.3 Gtk+.exe on two machines.  I am trying to connect to two machines using the socket method and have can't get one machine to recognize the other, I believe this is due to the fact that I haven't setup one of the machines to listen for to connection.  

My question is this, since the .exe files that I have downloaded are gui based - how can I get one machine to listen ( unison -socket NNN ).  What interface would I do this with  ?
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You would use the command line interface.  If you downloaded the pre-built version from the site linked to from the Unison home then it should have both GUI and text versions.  Here's the link.

http://alan.petitepomme.net/projets/unison/index.html

You would run the text version on the "server" side and either the text or GUI version on the client side.  Remember that direct Socket connections are insecure.  I would only do this over a VPN or with local machines.  Even then you want to make sure the server machine isn't seen by the outside world.
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Were you able to give this a try?
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I was able to get this to work, but went with another option.  Thanks for the help.
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