On Tue, 18 Mar 1997, John Snyder wrote:
> I have been watching and reading the list for a couple of weeks and
> observed some discussion on the "ident service". Is this the same thing
> as the "Authentication Service" that uses port 113? I've not been able
> to get a clear understanding of the use of port 113 to know whether to
> allow it across the firewall. (When in doubt I shut it out much to the
> chagrin of some users.)
and 'man identd(8)' gives you a pretty good idea what it is about.
If the service needs supported, let it return the HIDDEN_USER, thus you will
still comply to the RFC, provide the proper identd response and still
maintain status quo on the firewall policy of this service..
Just my 0.02 $ worth..
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