ANN: fauxident 1.0 -- faux identd in Python

Erik Max Francis max at
Wed Aug 14 07:51:39 CEST 2002


    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 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 1.0.

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

    The official URL for this Web site is



    This code is released under the GPL.

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