hidentd - a simple ident server
hidentd [-p username] [-u username] [-r] [-s] [-v] [-h]
hidentd is a simple ident (RFC1413) server. It provides remote servers with names of local users connecting to them.
There are no mandatory options. When executed without any options, hidentd will respond with real usernames and log via syslog.
hidentd may be invoked from inetd, xinetd, or tcpserver. See doc/README.* for usage examples. On some operating systems (currently FreeBSD), hidentd needs to be run as root. If your operating system allows hidentd to operate without root privileges, hidentd will refuse to run if started it as root.
Starting from version 0.4 hidentd uses a new, unified log format. For every succesful query it prints a line like this:
ok 188.8.131.52:53772 184.108.40.206:6667 ``jsmith ''6A50F92D``
The first token is ``ok'' if no error occurred. Next two IP:PORT pairs are addresses of local and remote endpoints of a queried connection. Here, 220.127.116.11 asked 18.104.22.168 about a connection between 22.214.171.124:53772 and 126.96.36.199:6667. Fourth field is a real name of a user that owns this connection. Fifth field is a name returned to the peer, which may be different. In this example -r was given in hidentd command-line, so it returned a random string.
Marek Gutkowski <e_mail_hidden>.