Subject: Re: CVS commit: src (identd -L)
To: Jim Wise <>
From: Erik E. Fair <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 05/19/1999 02:59:11
Speaking as a security-guy, I don't think we should enable identd by
default. It s a nearly completely useless PoS. The original protocol author
disavowed this work years ago as a mistaken gedankenexperiment, and the
current ... "promoter" seemingly has never heard of IBM PC's or Macintoshes
wherein the system administrator and the user are one in the same and thus
the information provided is not even vaguely trustworthy.

	said my piece,

	Erik <>