Re: identd

From: winsor (
Date: Tue Mar 28 2000 - 00:44:41 CEST

according to RFC-931 the identd protocol is quite simple.
The server receives a query in the form of
<local-port>, <foreign-port>
to which the proper reply is in the form of
<local-port>, <foreign-port> : <response-type> : <additional-info>

I'm just curious as to whether nc could just send a simple text file
with the needed info.....
I'm still reading the RFC so if I run across anything that seems a bit
strange I'll post it....and probably have a few questions to boot:)


Claudio Neves wrote:
> At 22:41 26/03/00 -0600, you wrote:
> >Could netcat (included in muLinux) be set up to act as an identd
> >server???
> >
> >signed
> >winsor
> Maybe, if someone knows the ident/auth protocol or read the RFC! :)
> Regards,
> Claudio Neves
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