Re: Port 113 Traffic

From: Zahemszky Gábor (Gabor@Zahemszky.HU)
Date: 02/05/02

Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2002 06:40:43 +0100
From: Zahemszky Gábor <Gabor@Zahemszky.HU>

On Mon, Feb 04, 2002 at 08:09:06PM -0500, Chris Thomas wrote:
> Hi folks-
> If i might make suggestions that will both fulfill security concerns and
> provide identd services. I ran across a program on freshmeat called
> bsidentd ( which will provide a
> random auth response each time it is queried. It does not interact with
> user processes, yet prevents programs such as sendmail from hanging during
> auth query and allows services such as IRC, while at the same time
> protecting valuable information about user names.


And what about the FBSD's inetd's builtin identd (auth) and the -g option?
man inetd:

     Currently, the only internal service to take arguments is ``auth''.
     Without options, the service will always return ``ERROR : HIDDEN-USER''.
     The available arguments to this service that alter its behavior are:

     -g Instead of returning the user's name to the ident requester,
             report a username made up of random alphanumeric characters, e.g.
             ``c0c993''. The -g flag overrides not only the user names, but
             also any fallback name, .fakeid or .noident files.


ZGabor < Gabor at Zahemszky dot HU >

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