May 26, 2018

RFC1413 identification server

This is a program that implements the RFC1413 identification server. It was very much inspired by Dan Bernstein’s original ‘authd’ but unlike that program doesn’t use ‘netstat’ to get some of the information It uses the kernel information directly. And is due to that fact a lot faster. Dan has now written another version of the ‘authd’ daemon that uses his ‘kstuff’ to read the kernel information. Unlike that daemon, this will use only normally available kernel access functions and is due to that more limited in the different machines it support. Please note that this daemon used to be called pauthd but has changed name to better reflect what it does and to conform to the new RFC.

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