Behaviour that I don't understand

Alan Chandler alan at
Thu Aug 3 06:55:39 GMT 2006

On Wednesday 02 August 2006 23:28, Alan Chandler wrote:
> I am trying to set up rsync as a daemon under WindowsXP (professional) in
> order to be able to backup this machine on to a linux server.  I am
> struggling with an issue I don't understand.  I don't know whether it is an
> Rsync issue or a Cygwin issue, so I am asking both mailing lists.
> My WindowsXP machine has ip address and name rabbit.home
> My Linux machine has ip address and the name roo.home
> The /etc/rsyncd.conf file has the following in it
> chroot = false
> strict modes = false
> hosts allow =

I have been playing with the hosts allow line

If I put in 

hosts allow =

It works from those IP addresses.

if I limit this to (ie remove the specific localhost ip address)

hosts allow =

It doesn't work (although the exact same configuration line is working on my 
linux server, where I am accessing it from yet another linux machine)

Still puzzled:-(

Alan Chandler

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