"hosts allow" secure?

Philip Mak pmak at animeglobe.com
Sun Dec 30 21:32:28 EST 2001

How secure is "hosts allow"?

I have "hosts allow = bkup" in my rsyncd.conf. Then in /etc/hosts I have:	bkup

This makes only able to connect to rsync.

Could someone spoof their hostname somehow to trick rsync into letting
them in, though? e.g. If they reverse DNS says that they're called "bkup".

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