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Re: identd?

On Tue, Nov 18, 1997 at 01:03:21PM -0500, Will Lowe wrote:
> What is /usr/sbin/identd,  and why don't I have it installed?  It seems
> that it's trying to run an awful lot.  

It's a protocol for passing usernames around. When you connect
to a remote service, the services knows what host you come from but
not your username there. It tries to make a connection back to your 
identd to find out.

Hamish Moffatt, StudIEAust              hamish@debian.org, hmoffatt@mail.com
Student, computer science & computer systems engineering.    3rd year, RMIT.
http://hamish.home.ml.org/ (PGP key here)             CPOM: [*****     ] 59%
The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.  --Bohr

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