Malformed Address and Private IP issue

Jonathan Chen -X (jonachen - The Armada Group, Inc. at Cisco) jonachen at
Wed Mar 8 21:48:37 GMT 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wayne Davison [mailto:wayned at] 
> Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 12:28 PM
> To: Jonathan Chen -X (jonachen - The Armada Group, Inc. at Cisco)
> Cc: rsync at
> Subject: Re: Malformed Address and Private IP issue
> On Wed, Mar 08, 2006 at 10:44:18AM -0800, Jonathan Chen wrote:
> > Not sure if possible for me to ask for upgrade on the system I'm 
> > working on.
> Keep in mind that you don't need to install an upgraded rsync 
> to be able to use it, since you can run it from any dir.  Of 
> course, if we're talking about upgrading the daemon version, 
> you'd need appropriate privileges to be able to halt the old 
> daemon and start a new one, and that might not be permissible for you.
Cool.  Did that and it did not work.  After I compiled the new version
of rsync, I killed the old rsync -daemon and ran the new version.   Then
I used the new version to get 'testdir' module and still get the access
denied error message while the rsync.log complains about...

2006/03/08 11:25:12 [16976] malformed address localhost.localdomain
2006/03/08 11:25:12 [16976] malformed address (rsync
server name)
2006/03/08 11:25:12 [16976] rsync denied on module testdir from (

"hosts allow" is turned off globably.   So I "should" not get a denied
message in the rsync.log.

> Other suggestions:
> Try adding the hostname for the system you're trying to connect from.
> Make sure that the module you're trying to access is using 
> the "hosts allow" settings you think it is (these settings 
> can be specified on a per-module basis or globally, and you 
> didn't supply enough of the rsyncd.conf file for me to check).
> ..wayne..

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