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Prevent long delays when connecting to IRC servers
Authored by: jcbeckman on Mar 12, '09 08:10:01AM

Some IRC clients have Identd functionality built-in. Requiring Identd is one of the stupidest things I've ever seen, since it's so easy to lie. Why are servers still asking users for this useless info?



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Prevent long delays when connecting to IRC servers
Authored by: dille on Mar 12, '09 09:08:07AM

Ignorance or unwillingness to change old settings, I think.

Apart from that, I prefer fuaxident. Requires a bit more knowledge to set up, but it allows you to specify a "no user", which means that the IRC server will accept the username that the client on ANY machine in your network spits out.

This was important in my case, because there's other people using the same internet connection, and they were all getting MY ident on their IRC sessions. =]



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Prevent long delays when connecting to IRC servers
Authored by: Osc on Mar 13, '09 05:14:16PM

it's mainly for shell boxes and, now, bouncers.

it's hard to fake from a shell box, which allows the server operators to remove abusive users while allowing non abusive users to connect. what isn't fun is a shell box where no one uses ident: to remove abuse, you have to remove the whole shell provider.



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