Bug 70131 - pidentd's default of encrypt on is bad
pidentd's default of encrypt on is bad
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: pidentd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2002-07-30 13:31 EDT by Nathan G. Grennan
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:58 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-07-30 13:31:38 EDT
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Description Nathan G. Grennan 2002-07-30 13:31:33 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.5 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020712

Description of problem:
If I leave /etc/identd.conf unmodified it will randomly cause problems when
trying to connect to irc servers. Below is output from Xchat when it happened
just a minute ago.

 Looking up irc.openprojects.net..
 Connecting to sendak.openprojects.net ( port 6667..
 Connected. Now logging in..
 AUTH :*** Looking up your hostname...
 AUTH :*** Checking ident
 AUTH :*** Found your hostname
 AUTH :*** Got ident response
 Closing Link: Chaos (Invalid username [[d/j6hCO1l])
 Disconnected (Remote host closed socket).

If I comment out the lines below in /etc/identd.conf I don't ever have this problem.

result:encrypt = yes
encrypt:key-file = "/etc/identd.key"

This has been a problem since at least 7.2.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install pidentd and Xchat
2. service identd start
3. Start Xchat
4. Connect to an irc server repeatedly

Actual Results:  Sometimes it will complain about invalid username

Expected Results:  For it to never complain about the username.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2002-07-30 15:08:41 EDT
The IRC server makes an invalid assumption (that it gets the userid). Not a bug
in the package, and not something I want to change - the current way preserves
privacy while still allowing it to function (since the sysadmin can map the key
from the person complaining to a user on his system).

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