getaddrinfo: Host not found problem

tim.conway at tim.conway at
Wed Nov 13 19:13:03 EST 2002

Randy:  I suspect it's running chrooted, and can't see the necessary items 
to resolve names.  Fastest is to turn off chroot.  You may be able to get 
by with just turning off "hosts allow" and/or "hosts deny".  It seems that 
maybe an /etc in the root of the module will take care of it, or so i 
think i remember reading.
Tim Conway 
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Philips Semiconductor - Longmont TC 
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Randy Kasha <rkasha at>
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11/13/02 09:20 AM

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        Subject:        getaddrinfo: Host not found problem


I am trying to use rsync  (version 2.5.5) in a server client
model to distribute software files. When I kick off the
rsync client on an AIX 4.3.3 pwr3 platform (machine grp4c),
I get the following error message. We are in a real bind to
get this protocol going; any help/insight/suggestions would
be "greatly" appreciated.

   rsync: getaddrinfo: grp4c 873: Host not found
   rsync error: error in socket IO (code 10) at
   _exit_cleanup(code=10, file=../clientserver.c, line=97):
about to call exit(10)

I can rsh/ping/telnet to grp4c (the server machine - linux)
from the AIX client machine with no problems. The rsync
client never actually contacts the server at all (when I
stop the server on grp4c, I get exactly the same message on
the client).



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