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Date:      Tue, 06 Jul 1999 12:20:35 -0700
From:      Ludwig Pummer <ludwigp@bigfoot.com>
To:        "i think" <i.think@harrisburgacademy.org>
Cc:        <questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: identd
Message-ID:  <4.2.0.58.19990706121700.00ac1930@toy>
In-Reply-To: <000001bec5dd$0f3cf510$0300000a@TAMM.local>

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At 10:10 AM 7/3/1999 -0400, i think wrote:
 >I have a FreeBSD 3.1-RELEASE machine acting as the gateway between my LAN (
 >with some win9x/NT machines ) and the internet.  As you well know, most irc
 >servers require ident to be running.  Is there a way I can have the freebsd
 >machine respond for the windows computers? Possibly returning the same value
 >no matter what.

What I did was set up a Socks5 proxy and have the mIRC users use that. When 
identd requests are made, the user returned is whatever user the Socks5 
proxy is running as. (this means you have to make sure that the Socks5 
daemon isn't running as root, or else a lot of IRC servers or channels will 
kick them.)

--Ludwig Pummer <ludwigp@bigfoot.com>


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