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       ident2 - An advanced ident daemon


       ident2 [options]


       ident2  is  an advanced ident daemon, which can run as an inetd service
       or on it’s own. It has various features such as user defined and random
       replies, extensive logging, and full administrative control.


       The  program  follows  the  usual  GNU syntax command-line unless it is
       unsupported on your system. GNU options begin with two dashes(‘-’)  and
       have much more descriptive names.

       -h, --help
              Show summary of options.

       -u, --usage
              Shows example command lines

       -v, --version
              Show version information

       -l, --license
              Show licensing information

       -a, --force-inetd
              Force inetd mode, if autodetection isn’t working.

       -d, --force-daemon
              Force standalone daemon, if autodetection isn’t working.

       -i, --use-user-ident
              Allow  user  defined  ident replies. Just do a echoident ar>
              ~/.ident to change your ident reply.

       -y, --user-reply-file
              File ident2 should look  for  in  user’s  homedir  for  replies.
              Default is ~/.ident

       -n, --allow-noident-file
              Disable  replies  for  user  if user has a ~/.noident file. This
              behavior is disabled by default.

       -o, --client-timeout
              Clients timeout after this many seconds

       -s, --dont-change-uid
              Ident2 will normally try to change it’s uid  to  something  less
              privileged  if  it  finds it’s uid to be 0. This option disables
              this behavior altogether.

       -r, --always-random
              Always send a random reply, regardless of what kind  of  request
              the  client  made. This is useful for abusing the ident protocol
              as well as assisting outgoing IP masqueraded connections.

       -m, --daemon-maxclients
              Daemon-only: Accept no more than  this  many  connections  at  a

       -p, --daemon-port
              Daemon-only: Bind this port, instead of ’auth’ aka 113

       SEE ALSO
              inetd(8), inetd.conf(5)


       This  manual  page  was written by Alexander Reelsen <>, for
       the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

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