Bug 54261 - OSTYPE hiding made useless by VERSION extension
OSTYPE hiding made useless by VERSION extension
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: pidentd (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-10-02 12:07 EDT by Eido Inoue
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-04 12:34:59 EDT
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Description Eido Inoue 2001-10-02 12:07:03 EDT
the configuration for pidentd is set so as to not list the OSTYPE in the
reply (always replies "OTHER"). However, the extension commands are
enabled, and the version command will happily report both the pident
version AND the linux kernel version.

[root@gaijin /root]# telnet localhost 113
Connected to localhost.localdomain (
Escape character is '^]'.
113, 37598
113 , 37598 : USERID : OTHER :ident
0 , 0 : X-VERSION : pidentd 3.0.12 for Linux 2.2.17-8smp (Mar  5 2001 00:27:55)
Connection closed by foreign host.
Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-10-04 12:34:54 EDT
It reports the kernel on which it was compiled, not the one it runs on. Still
needs fixing, though...
Comment 2 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-10-04 15:13:36 EDT
Turned off extensions, in 3.0.14-2.

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