Malformed Address and Private IP issue

Jonathan Chen -X (jonachen - The Armada Group, Inc. at Cisco) jonachen at
Mon Mar 6 22:47:48 GMT 2006

Hello all,

I've run out of of ideas as to why its not working.   Below is my
configuration for hosts allow.   Even when I have 'hosts allow' off, it
still doesn't work.

Rsync host
rsync  version 2.5.7  protocol version 26

hosts allow = localhost.localdomain 

Server has 2 IP
eth0 = Inet IP
eth1 = Private IP

Rsync log
2006/03/06 14:28:28 [28327] malformed address localhost.localdomain
2006/03/06 14:28:28 [28327] malformed address
2006/03/06 14:28:28 [28327] rsync denied on module testdir from (

Client host --
Error msg:
@ERROR: access denied to testdir from (
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (92 bytes read so far)
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(165)

If I connect from other Inet IP, rsync works like a charm.   Just that
somehow it doesn't work with private IP or I misconfigured somehow.
Anyone what the case of my problem is?

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