ANN: fauxident 1.2.1 -- A simple, faked ident daemon

Erik Max Francis
Tue, 21 Oct 2003 20:15:02 -0700


    fauxident is a small Python script that will act as an extremely
    naive ident server, answering all ident requests with a consistent
    response -- either an ERROR or a USERID response.  This can be
    advantageous on systems where running a true identd is
    unavailable, where it would be a security risk, or when
    masquerading firewalls are in use, where multiple machines are
    involved behind the firewall and running a proper ident system is
    not an option.

Getting the software

    The current version of fauxident is 1.2.1.

    The latest version of the software is available in a tarball here:

    The official URL for this Web site is


    fauxident requires Python 2.x or greater and a Unix or Unix-like
    operating system.


    This code is released under the GPL.


Release history [since 1.2]

    - 1.2.1; 2003 Oct 21.  User name permuting was accidentally on by
      default; corrected missing -m entry in usage information.

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