May 26, 2018

Small library to interface the ident protocol server (rfc1413)


This version of 'libident' is hereby released into the
Public Domain. It may be distributed for a fee or without
a fee. We only ask you not to pretend you wrote it.

If you make any changes, please send sources or a diff of it to us or, so we can keep one unified version of libident available…


This is the second stab at a small library to interface to the Ident protocol server. Maybe this will work correctly on some machines.. -

The ident-tester.c file is a small daemon to be started from Inetd that does an ident lookup on you if you telnet into it. Can be used to verify that your Ident server is working correctly.

I’m currently running this “ident-tester” on port 114 at if you wish to test your server.