BIDENTD(8)                                                            BIDENTD(8)

       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

       -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.

       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)