Editing the question, sorry for the confusion
I need make cron job that will backup a directory that resides on a remote server, have the backup on the machine running the cron job. The remote server doesn't have rsync this is why I am doing this this way.
The remote server name is athens, and the directory I want to backup is /disk3/nicolas/scripts
The only connection allowed is ssh, which works. I initiate this command to copy the SRC (athens::disk3/nicolas/scripts/) to current directory
rsync --verbose athens::disk3/nicolas/scripts/ . rsync: failed to connect to athens: Connection refused (61) rsync error: error in socket IO (code 10) at /SourceCache/rsync/rsync-40/rsync/clientserver.c(105) [receiver=2.6.9]
Is there something I need to edit on the remote server? inetd.conf perhaps?
As asked, I'm using rsync version 2.6.9. There is no -e option to force ssh, in my version of rsync, the -e option is to specify the remote shell to use. I can not increase more verbosity.