rsync: network "bind interfaces only" command for rsync?

tim.conway at tim.conway at
Tue May 14 06:46:02 EST 2002

Might the --address= option below, in conjunction with your IP filtering, 
do what you want?
          By default rsync will bind to the wildcard address when
          run  as  a daemon with the --daemon option or when con-
          necting to a rsync server. The --address option  allows
          you  to  specify a specific IP address (or hostname) to
          bind to. This makes virtual hosting  possible  in  con-
          junction with the --config option.

SunOS 5.7           Last change: 25 Jan 2002                   17

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Lachlan Cranswick <l.m.d.cranswick at>
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        Subject:        rsync: network "bind interfaces only" command for rsync?


Is there a network interface listen command for rsync
so that for a system with multiple network cards and
multiple IP addresses - rsync will only be visible
on a defined interface and defined IPs?

Like in samba?:


  bind interfaces only = True
    interfaces = eth0 193.xy.zz.aa  193.xy.zz.ab

Can't seem to find such a thing in the documentation.



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