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       nullidentd - a bare minimum identd server


       nullidentd [uid]


       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.


       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.


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


       nullidentd is written by Brian Young <>

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

                               January 24, 2001                  nullidentd(8)