rsync error: error starting client-server protocol

Wayne Davison wayned at
Thu Nov 9 01:41:09 GMT 2006

On Wed, Nov 08, 2006 at 04:12:15PM +0100, rsync.20.maillinglist at wrote:
> @ERROR: access denied to home from localhost (

This is the important bit.  This means that you got through to the rsync
daemon and it rejected your access.  The log file for the daemon will
have more explicit information (which is hidden from the client on
purpose), but I'd imagine that you need to add localhost to the list
of acceptable IPs that are authorized to connect.


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