Disable Ident lookups
matthew.best at gmail.com
Wed Dec 8 20:16:05 EST 2004
Thanks to everyone for their responses.
On Wed, 8 Dec 2004 18:35:25 -0500 (EST), Paul-Andrew Joseph Miseiko
<esoteric at teardrop.ca> wrote:
> I always preferred to kline the entire host. ;)
> Behind every great man is a great woman...and behind every great woman is some guy staring at her butt!
> 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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