rsync error: error starting client-server protocol

Wayne Davison wayned at
Fri Dec 1 18:04:59 GMT 2006

On Tue, Nov 28, 2006 at 03:00:03PM +0100, rsync.20.maillinglist at wrote:
> 2006/11/28 14:52:36 [26584] rsync denied on module home from localhost
> (

This means that the host was not authorized (2.6.6 would have displayed
an auth error if the authentication had failed).  I'd suggest editing
your rsyncd.conf file to temporarily remove the hosts allow line and all
other access restrictions.  If that doesn't allow you to connect then
you are probably editing the wrong config file for the daemon.  If that
does let you in, add back various auth rules to see what stops you from


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