rsyncd server daemon not allowing connections

Craig Barratt cbarratt at
Mon Apr 25 16:14:07 GMT 2005

todd at writes:

> Gang, I've read the manual(s), surfed google, spent about 5 hours on this,
> to no avail....
> I'm trying to run rsync in server mode and it appears to start normally,
> but it refuses all connections (refuses connection when I tried telnetting
> in on localhost 873!).
> I've turned off all firewalls on this server (do I dare tell you guys
> that?...), which is fine: it is on a local network.
> I used the following command:
> rsync --daemon --server --config-file=/etc/rsyncd.conf .
> It responds normally: @RSYNC 28

You should not use the --server option.


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