natd & auth requests

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Fri Feb 10 07:27:20 PST 2006

Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> how can i make ident service to make informative answers for connections
> handled by natd? like answering last byte of source IP number or DNS
> reverse name or maybe from table like oidentd?

If you're using 1-to-1 NAT forwarding, run identd or the inetd-based version on
the internal hosts you're forwarding to.  If you're using NAT to only forward
individual ports to specific machines, or are using NAT for outbound connection
sharing only, well, you can only forward ident requests to a single machine; I
don't know of a better solution.

Interesting problem...


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