Linux rsync password prompt slow to appear - result in timeout
Posted on 2014-01-10
I am having a weird problem rsync'ing between two CentOS 5 linux servers. This results in what appears to be a timeout.
[root@machineA ~]# rsync -vt root@machineBip:/root/somefile.txt ./
------long pause occurs here, about 30 seconds
Connection closed by machinebip
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far) [receiver]
rsync error: unexplained error (code 255) at io.c(600) [receiver=3.0.6]
What could be causing this problem?