identd with FreeBSD 6.0?

Doug Barton dougb at
Fri Sep 30 02:45:20 PDT 2005

Kevin Lamothe wrote:
> Hey there, I've tried FreeBSD 6.0-Beta 1 up till 5, so far I cannot get
> identd to work properly. the daemon runs but it doesn't reply the
> username when services such as irc request it.
> I've tried oidentd and pidentd. Any ideas?

The two most common problems here are a firewall, and/or lack of permissions
in /etc/hosts.allow. Also, were you aware that the native inetd contains an
ident service? Do your logs show any errors?



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