[Nitro] IRC connection problems
aglarond at gmail.com
Thu Oct 26 09:02:59 EDT 2006
On 10/26/06, George Moschovitis <george.moschovitis at gmail.com> wrote:
> i installed gidentd, still doesnt work...
> very strange, btw wtf is identd?
identd is an 'identity server' - it's a holdback from the innocent days of
the internet when everybody trusted everybody else. Each server would host
an 'identd' to identify users on the system. See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Identd for more details.
It's not strictly necessary to run an identd in order to connect to
freenode. I'm connected without one. But I also have both a forward and
reverse DNS entry for my host, so maybe that plays a role.
Here's a typical connect log for me:
07:14 !irc.freenode.net *** Looking up your hostname...
07:14 !irc.freenode.net *** Checking ident
07:14 !irc.freenode.net *** Found your hostname
07:14 !irc.freenode.net *** No identd (auth) response
If you're still having trouble connecting, try a different server.
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