hosts allow, and using ssh

David Tonhofer d.tonhofer at
Fri Aug 4 20:52:14 GMT 2006

Nathan wrote:
> I've got an issue where I'm trying to force ssh access to rsync, the only way I could find somebody saying was by doing a "hosts allow =" which I think Wayne said on this list. The problem is when I do that, I get a wacky error message back which is as follows:
> @ERROR: access denied to rsync from unknown (::ffff:
> rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far) [sender]
> rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at /SourceCache/rsync/rsync-24/rsync/io.c(359)
This looks like you are coming in with the external IP address instead 
of the localhost IP address. is the address of your machine, right? Also open up for (in addition to

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