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Thread: HOWTO: Identd server

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2005

    Smile HOWTO: Identd server

    A small guide to install identd server, and get rid of the ~ in front of your username at irc (was annoying me, couldn't get on efnet).
    First of all you need to open port 113/TCP in your router.

    sudo apt-get install oidentd

    You should get
    Starting ident daemon: oidentd.
    when finishing installing it.
    else you can manually start it by typing
    /etc/init.d/oidentd start
    in a terminal

    That should be it.
    If you are using the Firestarter firewall, remember to add port 113 to your rules.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2006

    Re: HOWTO: Identd server

    If you can't get any identd to work, use xchat auth

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: HOWTO: Identd server


    1. How do I use random idents?
    2. How do I mask my IP?

    I've been searching and trying for many hours but couldn't find anything useful.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2006

    Re: HOWTO: Identd server

    I'd like to know this too.

    I've got rid of the ~ by installing pidentd and forwarding 113.
    Now i'm getting random names :/

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: HOWTO: Identd server

    Well, so far none of the ident servers I've tried have helped me a single bit. The case here is, quakenet has G-lined my ISP altogether, so only way to connect is by using an ident server. I tried on my windows install earlier and it worked a charm. However, how to set this up in linux totally eludes me. I've tried pidentd, midentd and oidentd, none of which seems to be able get me anywhere.

    I seem to find generally very little info regarding ident servers (and how to operate them for linux), so I'm kinda stuck in a limbo here. This is kind of important to me as one project I signed up for recently are using quakenet as irc host, and I would really really really hate dualbooting simply due to the fact that I seem to be unable to set up a linux ident server properly.

    Thanks in advance, and as this is an issue that have been bugging me for quite a while (I had to leave a few irc channels behind when I changed ISP), so I'm really hoping someone can shed some light on this.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2009

    Re: HOWTO: Identd server

    Thank you for the how-to. Worked great for me.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2009

    Re: HOWTO: Identd server

    Sorry to bump an old thread, but nothing seems to be working in ubuntu 11.04 to get rid of the ~ in irc
    Any help would be nice.


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