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       ident2 - An advanced ident daemon


       ident2 [options]


       ident2  is  an advanced ident daemon, which can run as an inetd service or on it's own. It
       has various features such as user defined and random replies, extensive logging, and  full
       administrative control.


       The  program  follows  the  usual GNU syntax command-line unless it is unsupported on your
       system. GNU options begin with two dashes(`-') and have much more descriptive names.

       -h, --help
              Show summary of options.

       -u, --usage
              Shows example command lines

       -v, --version
              Show version information

       -l, --license
              Show licensing information

       -a, --force-inetd
              Force inetd mode, if autodetection isn't working.

       -d, --force-daemon
              Force standalone daemon, if autodetection isn't working.

       -i, --use-user-ident
              Allow user defined ident replies. Just do a echo 'ident ar' >  ~/.ident  to  change
              your ident reply.

       -y, --user-reply-file
              File ident2 should look for in user's homedir for replies. Default is ~/.ident

       -n, --allow-noident-file
              Disable  replies  for user if user has a ~/.noident file. This behavior is disabled
              by default.

       -o, --client-timeout
              Clients timeout after this many seconds

       -s, --dont-change-uid
              Ident2 will normally try to change it's uid to  something  less  privileged  if  it
              finds it's uid to be 0. This option disables this behavior altogether.

       -r, --always-random
              Always  send  a  random  reply, regardless of what kind of request the client made.
              This is useful for abusing the ident protocol as  well  as  assisting  outgoing  IP
              masqueraded connections.

       -m, --daemon-maxclients
              Daemon-only: Accept no more than this many connections at a time.

       -p, --daemon-port
              Daemon-only: Bind this port, instead of 'auth' aka 113

       SEE ALSO
              inetd(8), inetd.conf(5)


       This  manual page was written by Alexander Reelsen <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux
       system (but may be used by others).

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