On Tue, 13 Feb 1996, Kyle Amon wrote:
> Is there any reason (other than the loss of remote user identification
> services on my host) that I might _not_ want to disable identd?
I think it's one of those "You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours"
things. Identd is definitely an "administrator-friendly" protocol.
Disabling identd will not be directly detrimental to your site, unless you
have lots of IRC users and that is a service which your site policy
provides. Some IRC channels do not allow users from hosts that do not have
identd running properly (or at all).
If every site were to disable identd, then many web servers and
network-access monitoring tools would be "crippled" wrt logging.
Chris Woods cjwoods @
Systems/Network Administrator vox 617-273-4226
Paladin Computing Solutions, Inc. http://www.paladin.com/