Should our firewall block ident requests or not?
I realized that a lot of MTAs seems to do such
requests - and actually I don't understand why?
Did I misunderstood the use of identd?
Can someone comment on this please?
I think the reason that a lot of mail transports firstQuote:> Should our firewall block ident requests or not?
> I realized that a lot of MTAs seems to do such
> requests - and actually I don't understand why?
> Did I misunderstood the use of identd?
So, what we do here is to permit identd packets through
the firewall, and then we configure identd to report
OTHER for its opsys, and to pay attention to files
named .noident in each user's home directory.
Then we not only put such a file into each user's
home directory, but put one into /etc/skel, so that each
new account is automatically created with this feature on.
I have identd enabled from the system configuration services applet in X. It starts up everytime on bootup but everytime
I get on irc there is no signs of identd working. I assume this is a firewall issue and i'm totally lost when it comes to
the linux firewall. I had selected medium security at install of 7.3.
13. Identd and IRC