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nullidentd - a bare minimum identd server

nullidentd(8) nullidentd(8)

NAME

nullidentd - a bare minimum identd server
 

SYNOPSIS

nullidentd [uid]
 
 

DESCRIPTION

This manual page documents briefly the nullidentd command. This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.
Nullidentd is intended to be a bare minimum identd server, suitable for a firewall or IP Masq/NAT gateway.
 

OPTIONS

nullidentd takes only one optional argument, the username to answer with. If this is omitted, nullidentd will reply with the username “foobar”. If the username is RANDOM, a random string is generated.
 

USAGE

nullidentd is typically invoked from inetd. The following is a typical inetd.conf example:
 
auth stream tcp nowait nobody /usr/sbin/nullidentd nullidentd
 

AUTHOR

nullidentd is written by Brian Young <bayoung@acm.org>
This manual page was written by John H. Robinson, IV <jaqque@debian.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
January 24, 2001