Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55192
pidentd giving funny user names
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:48 EDT
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Description of problem:
I don't know for a fact that this is a pidentd but but I would guess that
it is. I just upgraded to redhat 7.2 and started irc. Whenever pidentd is
invoked it tells the remote server that I have some very strange user name
with what appears to be a random sequence of characters like (e.g.
[weOIJFdesd). The user name that it says I have is different each time. It
doesn't matter which irc client I run, and this only happens when the
relevant irc server acquires my username with identd.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Make sure identd daemon is started
2.start xchat or ircII and connect to some server that uses identd
3.look at your user name by typing /whois <your irc-nickname>
Actual Results: My identity comes out as something like
Expected Results: I should see firstname.lastname@example.org
For privacy reasons, pident returns encrypted replies. Read docs if you want to
turn it off.