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.
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