DO NOT REPLY [Bug 5067] New: hosts allow - Forward Host Name Lookup

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Sat Nov 10 03:18:18 GMT 2007

           Summary: hosts allow - Forward Host Name Lookup
           Product: rsync
           Version: 3.0.0
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at
        ReportedBy: paul at
         QAContact: rsync-qa at

Currently the 'host allow' configuration option does a reverse lookup.

It would be more useful if rsync could do a forward look up of the host and
match the IP Address agains the look host name.

This allows for the rsync directory to be secured via a service such as

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