Bug 55192 - pidentd giving funny user names
Summary: pidentd giving funny user names
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pidentd   
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-10-26 20:49 UTC by mwalton
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-26 20:49:07 UTC
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Description mwalton 2001-10-26 20:49:02 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20010901

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):

How reproducible:

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 hermes@home.cgocable.net

Additional info:

Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-10-26 20:52:44 UTC
For privacy reasons, pident returns encrypted replies. Read docs if you want to
turn it off.

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