Re: Login names...

From: Giao H. Phan (
Date: 03/25/95

On Mon, 13 Mar 1995, Jeremy Elson wrote:

> > > does the telnet command send the login name of the person trying to connect
> > > if so, how do I display it.  Some bloody idiot has been trying to hack into
> > > of out implementors all morning and I really want to either ban his login o
> > > mail his root..
> > well, it's possible to use some third-party code and identify a connection's
> > acct. we've incorporated this into our newest code, and it has alot of use as
> > far as banning goes, as u can now ban an account individually. say,
> > ban new
> telnet itself does not send userid data.  Each individual sysadmin can choose
> whether or not s/he wishes to run the ident daemon on their machine (which is
> what I assume you were using).  Over the summer I randomly sampled the machines
> of people who were playing the alpha-test version of Circle and not one of
> them was actually running identd, so I figured it wasn't worth my time writing
> code for it.
> Has that changed?  How well does the code really work -- how many of your
> users actually connect from machines that provide userid info?
> Do you do anything fancy like forking off another process to get the info
> asynchronously or do all of your users have to wait while you connect to the
> identd port to get the ident info?
> --JE
actually you'd be suprised how many people provide the ident daemon.. 
right now it still connects to the daemon, i'll probably write in the 
fork later(when that port actally become operational)

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