bidentd






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 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
     information.

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



/proc/net/tcp
     This file is required by bidentd operation

/proc/net/ip_masquerade
     If masquerade support is desired, this file is needed.

/proc/net/ip_conntrack
     This file will be used for masquerading connection
     tracking if the kernel is from 2.4‐series.

Bisqwit’s identd was written by Joel Yliluoma
<bisqwit@iki.fi>. Some enhancements and this manual page
were added by Antti‐Juhani Kaijanaho.