rsync error: error in socket IO – Connection timed out


While connecting yhe yum local repository, following error occured

Rsync Failed to connect

# rsync -avrt rsync://ftp-stud.hs-esslingen.de/fedora/linux/updates/12/i386/ –exclude=debug/ –exclude=drpms/ –exclude=repodata/ –exclude=*debuginfo* –exclude=*i18* –exclude=*langpack* /yum/fedora/linux/updates/12/i386

rsync: failed to connect to ftp-stud.hs-esslingen.de: Connection timed out (110)
rsync error: error in socket IO (code 10) at clientserver.c(124) [receiver=3.0.6]

Check whether rsync port 783 was enabled in the firewall.

After enabling the  port, it started synchronizing.