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I'm setting up rsync and I see this in the config file:

hosts allow =

Does this indicate that all hosts on the local (192.168.1.*) can use rsync? It's been awhile since my networking class; I just want to understand...

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    @warner @kyle @splattne This question is much more specific and concise then the link you provided. What if someone didn't know this was subnetting? Ridiculous that this was closed; stop with the itchy trigger fingers people. You're doing more harm than good. – mmattax May 25 '10 at 14:43

Indeed, that means the first 24 bits of the address are required while the remaining eight can be anything. This is called CIDR.


Yes. The notation is CIDR - have a look here for some more discussion.


Yes it means and 192.168.1.* are allowed.

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