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Old 06-23-2001, 10:22 PM   #1
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enabling IDENT

How do I enable IDENT in the default IRC programs in Mandrake 8.0 (kvirc)?
Old 06-23-2001, 10:54 PM   #2
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I really have no clue...

Sorry, keep trying you will get it.
Old 06-26-2001, 06:40 PM   #3
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I'm not sure about mandrake, but you must be used to mIRC for Windows. Linux IRC clients don't behave like windows. When an identd request comes to a linux box, it can only get answered by something listening on the IdentD port(113). Mandrake *should* come with a daemon that automatically gives a responce, but of course *should* doesn't mean *does*. Bear in mind as well that you MUST be using a username on IRC that is the SAME as one on your system(root won't work on 99.9% of IRC servers). For instance, I have a username:


on my Linux box, I must be logged in as xyzuser, and running IRC as xyzuser in order for the system identd to reply with a valid responce.

Hope this helps, if you think your system does not have a daemon running, I'd look into oidentd(it's on This is the best I've used and it even masquerades linux->Windows requests.



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