Subject: Re: identd with NAT and IPv6 support.
To: Aidan Cully <>
From: Tim Rightnour <>
List: tech-net
Date: 03/28/2002 11:01:15
On 28-Mar-02 Aidan Cully wrote:
> I'm not expressing myself clearly, but I don't accept that ident is
> 100% useless.  It can be removed from basesrc and I won't shed a tear,
> but it fills its niche quite nicely.

The only argument I have for keeping identd, is that there are some internet
facilities, like certain IRC servers, that refuse your connection if you don't
have it.  It would be unfortunate to not provide it to users because we think
it's a stupid idea.  Yes it's stupid, but some of our users might want to use

Tim Rightnour <>
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