Projects / fake identd

fake identd

fake identd is an ident daemon suitable for firewalls, ip masquerading hosts etc. The software consist of a single source file and is configured to handle up to 20 concurrent ident queries. When a user supplies a query, a constant reply message is returned.


Recent releases

  •  15 Oct 2002 13:56

    No changes have been submitted for this release.

    •  21 Apr 1999 13:30

      Release Notes: Writes /var/run/, changes (effective) user id to `nobody' after initialization, ignores some signals (HUP and PIPE), handles some signals that aborts program by default and handler function tries to delete the pidfile before exiting.

      •  16 Apr 1999 01:54

        Release Notes: Initial release.

        Recent comments

        30 Oct 2003 21:36 grifferz

        How about an IPv6 version? If I get some time I will look at adding this.

        27 Dec 2002 16:44 fvh

        patch which adds a makefile and some other things
        I've created a patch against version 1.7 of fake identd which adds a makefile and fixes some potential problems. You can find it here:

        19 Sep 2002 05:34 loudawg

        Exactly what I needed
        This identd server was the easiest thing to install! I was up and running in literally under a minute. I actually compiled it on OpenBSD and it works great. Now I have it set at the ident server for my entire network, so everyone can use IRC. If you're looking for a ident server to simply return a value, this is the one to get. The quickest and simplest you can get!

        22 Oct 2000 21:10 cgeb

        Makefile and init script
        I made a little Makefile and init script for
        fakeident, so it's nearly auto-installing.
        You can find the stuff at (

        17 May 2000 00:49 aaronal

        This solved my problem
        I have a masqurading firewall and this fixed my troubles. Simple and sweet - worth a try!


        Project Spotlight


        A Fluent OpenStack client API for Java.


        Project Spotlight

        TurnKey TWiki Appliance

        A TWiki appliance that is easy to use and lightweight.