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       bidentd - Bisqwit’s TCP/IP Identification Protocol daemon


       bidentd [ -qq | -q | -v | -vv | -vvv ]


       Bisqwits  identd  is  a daemon for the intenet Identification Protocol
       described by RFC 1413.  It supports recursive IP  masquerade,  where  a
       machine has Internet access through a masquerading machine which itself
       has Internet access through another masquerading machine,  and  so  on.
       The  program  requires  no  setup  (no  config  files required).  It is
       designed to be run from the Internet superserver (inetd).

       bidentd requires no command-line  arguments,  but  some  are  supported
       though.  Explained below.


       The  following options control the amount of information that is dumped
       to the system log. Options may be specified separately or in group: -qq
       equals -q -q.

       -qq    Output nothing to the log.

       -q     Output only fatal errors to the log.

       (no option)
              If  no  option is specified, the log includes one line for every
              reponse sent in addition to any fatal errors.

       -v     Be a little more verbose than when no option is specified.

       -vv    Output  everything  that  -v  outputs   and   additional   debug

       -vvv   Output a lot of debug information in addition to everything that
              -v outputs.


              This file is required by bidentd operation

              If masquerade support is desired, this file is needed.

              This file will be used for masquerading connection  tracking  if
              the kernel is from 2.4-series.


       Bisqwits  identd  was  written by Joel Yliluoma <>. Some
       enhancements and this manual page were added by Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho.

                                  2002-05-01                        BIDENTD(8)