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I have MobaSSH installed on two Windows (XP and Vista) machines. When I do rsync over ssh it often hangs. I've read this happens with cygwin/rsync/ssh (MobaSSH is cygin based). Is there any known fix or alternate ssh/rsync server I could use?

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Could you point to links where you've read this being discussed? I've not heard of it happening before (I use cygwin ssh+rsync regularly) and such links might give knowledgeable people clues. – David Spillett Dec 10 '09 at 0:04
Here is one such example: – ne0sonic Dec 10 '09 at 0:06
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I use rsync + ssh on Cygwin 1.7 (the beta release) and haven't encountered this problem yet. Most of my rsync is a Windows machine pulling via rsync from a Linux machine.

There are articles out there discussing possible issues. - this links to a rsync daemon setup

A relatively recent thread on the Cygwin list offers some alternatives, and again they iterate using the rsyncd.

Here's another walkthrough of setting up rsyncd.

Between 2 Windows machines I've always found it easier to use Windows File Sharing to copy the files.

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I ended up using rsyncd and a ssh tunnel to the port it listens on. I haven't seen any hangs with this configuration. – ne0sonic Jan 19 '10 at 13:24

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