The file /etc/inetd.conf erroneously runs the identd daemon as root. This
is unnecessary and should be changed to 'nobody':
auth stream tcp wait nobody /usr/sbin/in.identd in.identd -e -o
Verified. Identd is now supposed to start off
/etc/rc.d/init.d/identd . This looks like a bug in the code. The
initial thread drops to nobody the others do not.
(Checked by attaching with gdb and doing call geteuid())
See bug #9539 for RH 6.2 beta and bug #9206 for RH 6.1.
I've already fixed this:
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 9206 ***