I still haven't figured this out so I ran the following:

admin@wdnbkup01:~$ su backuppc
Password: $ ssh -vvv root@bob-desktop2
OpenSSH_5.9p1 Debian-5ubuntu1, OpenSSL 1.0.1 14 Mar 2012
debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config
debug1: /etc/ssh/ssh_config line 19: Applying options for *
debug2: ssh_connect: needpriv 0
debug1: Connecting to bob-desktop2 [192.168.242.120] port 22.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> snip <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> snip <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
debug2: callback done
debug2: channel 0: open confirm rwindow 0 rmax 32768
debug2: channel_input_status_confirm: type 99 id 0
debug2: PTY allocation request accepted on channel 0
debug2: channel 0: rcvd adjust 2097152
debug2: channel_input_status_confirm: type 99 id 0
debug2: shell request accepted on channel 0
Welcome to Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-32-generic x86_64)

 * Documentation:  https://help.ubuntu.com/

Last login: Fri Oct 12 11:52:49 2012 from wdnbkup01
root@bob-desktop2:~#


As you can see, it logs into root@bob-desktop2 like it is suppose too!

I know very little about rsync. But, doesn't this mean I have an issue with rsync?

(Ok, somebodies gonna just say it, then yes, it is time to learn rsync but, if you think I am heading in the correct direction, please, please let me know.)
Robert Wooden
Nashville, TN. USA

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