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       ident - nnrpd ident resolver


       ident [-p port] [-t]


       This program attempts to resolve usernames for nnrpd by using the ident protocol to query
       the remote host.  It contacts the remote host using either IPv4 or IPv6 depending on which
       protocol was used for the incoming NNTP connection.


       -p port
           If this option is given, attempt to contact identd on the specified remote port (which
           can be a numeric or symbolic specification).  Non-numeric values will be looked up
           using getservbyname(3).  The default value is the result of "getservbyname("ident")"
           if available, or port 113 otherwise.

       -t  If this option is given, the identity returned will never have a domain part.  That
           is, if the remote server returns a result containing an "@" character, ident truncates
           the response at the "@".  This is useful to allow the default-domain parameter in
           reaers.conf to override the domain supplied by the remote host (particularly if the
           supplied domain part is an unqualified local machine name rather than a full domain


       The following readers.conf(5) fragment tells nnrpd to trust ident information for hosts on
       a local network, but to replace the domain returned from the ident query:

           auth LAN {
               hosts: "192.168/16"
               res: "ident -t"
               default-domain: ""

           access LAN {
               users: "*"
               newsgroups: example.*

       Access is granted to the example.* groups for all users on the local network whose
       machines respond to ident queries.


       This documentation was written by Jeffrey M. Vinocur <>.


       nnrpd(8), readers.conf(5)