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Ident2 is an alternative approach to auth/ident services. It was written from the ground up and can run either as a child handler of inetd or as a standalone daemon with no user intervention. Users can set their own replies or toggle random replies, all at the system administrator's preference, of course. Full compliance with RFC1413 is attempted.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  01 Dec 2006 21:39

    Release Notes: This release adds support for SunOS, NetBSD, OpenBSD, OSF/1, and HP-UX. It fixes a buffer overflow in the getline function. A buffer overflow on FreeBSD has been fixed. Neither of these have known exploits or are known to be exploitable. Ident2 servers do not announce their version information to the Internet. All users are encouraged to upgrade.

    •  02 Jul 2001 21:00

      No changes have been submitted for this release.

      •  12 Apr 2000 02:11

        Release Notes: A fix for a bug where accept() wasn't being properly handled in extreme cases; prior versions leak zombies (rarely).

        •  11 Nov 1999 11:40

          Release Notes: A port to FreeBSD, and misc. bugfixes.

          •  21 Aug 1999 18:57

            Release Notes: Ident2 is nearing its final release. The author is looking for a new author to carry on work on ident2, or ident2's next release will be its last.The server is much more stable now, and now does internal work more correctly and efficiently.


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