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Re: questions on ident, postfix & proftp

> I've got a server setup to provide e-mail, web, ftp services on the 
> internet.  I also run a masquerading/firewall box to protect an 
> internal network (these are separate boxes).  Both run Debian Woody 
> (one is intel box, the other is a powerpc box.)

Why are you running an unstable distribution on a firewall?  I would
recommend against it.

> Is there a recommended way 
> of setting ident up on a firewall?  I've seen servers that provide 
> proxying ident requests for internal machines, or responding with 
> random responses, is one preferred over the other?

Personally, I run a masq-aware identd on my masq box and nullidentd on my
internal machines.

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