restrictions on module names

Wayne Davison wayned at
Sun Jul 12 17:44:46 UTC 2015

On Sat, Jul 11, 2015 at 1:16 PM Selva Nair <selva.nair at> wrote:

> I had named a module as "global" and it appears not to be recognized.
> [...] Any pointers as to what names are allowed for modules will be
> appreciated.

That is the only undocumented weirdness in module names that I know of. The
other restrictions (no slashes, no closing square brackets, spaces get
compressed) are all mentioned in the rsyncd.conf manpage.  I've added
mention of the reserved name "global" to the manapge for the next release.

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