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       bidentd - Bisqwit's TCP/IP Identification Protocol daemon


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


       Bisqwit's  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


       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 information.

       -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


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

                                            2002-05-01                                 BIDENTD(8)