ident(3tcl)             Identification protocol client             ident(3tcl)


       ident - Ident protocol client

       package require Tcl  8.3

       package require ident  ?0.42?

       ::ident::query socket ?callback?


       The ident package provides a client implementation of the ident
       protocol as defined in RFC 1413 (http://www.rfc-

       ::ident::query socket ?callback?
              This command queries the ident daemon on the remote side of the
              given socket, and returns the result of the query as a
              dictionary.  Interpreting the dictionary as list the first key
              will always be resp-type, and can have one of the values USERID,
              ERROR, and FATAL.  These response types have the following

              USERID This indicates a successful response. Two more keys and
                     associated values are returned, opsys, and user-id.

              ERROR  This means the ident server has returned an error.  A
                     second key named error is present whose value contains
                     the error-type field from the server response.

              FATAL  Fatal errors happen when no ident server is listening on
                     the remote side, or when the ident server gives a
                     response that does not conform to the RFC. A detailed
                     error message is returned under the error key.

       This document, and the package it describes, will undoubtedly contain
       bugs and other problems.  Please report such in the category ident of
       the Tcllib Trackers [].  Please
       also report any ideas for enhancements you may have for either package
       and/or documentation.

       When proposing code changes, please provide unified diffs, i.e the
       output of diff -u.

       Note further that attachments are strongly preferred over inlined
       patches. Attachments can be made by going to the Edit form of the
       ticket immediately after its creation, and then using the left-most
       button in the secondary navigation bar.

       ident, identification, rfc 1413


       Copyright (c) 2004 Reinhard Max <>

tcllib                               0.42                          ident(3tcl)