Subject: Re: CVS commit: src (identd -L)
To: Andrew Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jim Wise <email@example.com>
Date: 05/18/1999 16:19:13
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On Tue, 18 May 1999, Andrew Brown wrote:
>...except that identd persists, ie, it's marked as a "wait" service in
>inetd.conf. when an inbound connection is noticed by inetd, inetd
>just forks off identd with stdin/stdout connected to the listening
>socket, not the connected socket. identd handles the connect itself.
>then it waits around and handles a few more if they arrive before it
>decides to die. so you only get access control for the first allowed
>connection for whatever period you decide to declare in inetd.conf.
Not necessarily. This is the behavior if you start identd with `wait'
in inetd.conf, and use the `-w' flag. identd can also be run with
`nowait' if it is started without `-w' or with the `-i' flag. From the
The -i flag, which is the default mode, should be used
when starting the daemon from inetd with the "nowait"
option in the /etc/inetd.conf file. Use of this mode will
make inetd start one identd daemon for each connection
There is a strong argument that the (commented out) identd line in
src/etc/inetd.conf should use `nowait' -- if no one objects, I'll change
> print("$your , $mine : USERID : UNIX :george\r\n");
>this is my identd, which runs as a "nowait" service. the problem is,
>of course, that it will hang if the "client" to identd doesn't say
Yup. Also, it's not clear to me that the perl interpreter is any
lighter weight than identd -L's fast path, when identd is started
nowait. Same goal - different way of getting there. :)
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