DO NOT REPLY [Bug 5411] New: rsyncd.conf allow does not like CNAME

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Wed Apr 23 16:38:31 GMT 2008

           Summary: rsyncd.conf allow does not like CNAME
           Product: rsync
           Version: 2.6.9
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at
        ReportedBy: marc at
         QAContact: rsync-qa at

When using rsyncd.conf - if the host allow uses a host name and when the FCrDNS
of the host name is verified, if the reverse pointer references a CNAME - it
doesn't work. The following fails.

hosts allow = *

;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 31491
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 3, ADDITIONAL: 5

;      IN      PTR

;; ANSWER SECTION: 22931 IN      CNAME 8590 IN PTR

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