Disable Ident lookups

Paul-Andrew Joseph Miseiko esoteric at teardrop.ca
Wed Dec 8 18:35:25 EST 2004

I always preferred to kline the entire host. ;)

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On Wed, 8 Dec 2004, Lee H wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 08, 2004 at 02:18:58PM -0500, Matt Best wrote:
>> Hey list,
>> I'd like to disable ident lookups on my IRC server.  Is this possible
>> and/or a bad idea, and if so how and why?  Why does IRC need to do
>> ident lookups?  (I suppose I could read the RFC).
>> I'm using Debian Sarge with Hybrid 7.0.3-1.
> The main use nowadays is on machines with multiple users, like shell
> providers.  On a shell provider running ident the user wont be able to
> change their ident, so they cant pretend to be another user, and if
> they start cloning, flooding etc you can ban just them (and contact the
> provider about them), rather than the entire subnet.
> To disable it, youll need to compile ircd from source - just remove the
> function call to start_auth_query() in src/s_auth.c
> -- 
> -                       Lee H // anfl
> -     Out Of Cheese Error.  Replace lesbian jam to continue.

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