Subject: Re: identd with NAT and IPv6 support.
To: Aidan Cully <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jim Wise <email@example.com>
Date: 03/27/2002 20:17:06
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On Wed, 27 Mar 2002, Aidan Cully wrote:
>I take some issue with that... ident can be very useful in limited
>situations. If you've got a multi-user shell service, and don't want
>to ask your users for passwords when they connect over TCP to another
>service you've got, but this service provides different things to
>different users, ident is not a bad way to go. INN's nnrpd can
>resolve users over ident because of just this situation.
>ident is useless once you leave a trusted area.
Which is to say that you translate a problem of imitating a trusted uer
at a trusted IP to a problem of imitating jut the trusted IP? If that's
your goal, use .rhosts...
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