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Old 02-02-2006
I would like to know Would you run the ‘identd’ daemon on UNIX servers?

Would you run the ‘identd' daemon on UNIX servers? can you please Explain.

thanks in advance!
# 2  
Old 02-03-2006
Inetd runs on all the Solaris servers I'm on - due to SVM having entries in the /etc/inetd.conf. It doesn't run on Fedora laptop (since there is no such daemon).

What exactly are you trying to ask? inetd provides the server process for Internet standard services. Most of these services are commented out on Solaris servers for security reasons. Yet some entries are still needed (if you have a ftp server, commenting out ftp would cause your server to be useless in the role it plays).
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Old 02-03-2006
inetd != identd

Few people run identd due to security concerns.
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Old 02-03-2006
Hee hee, Thanks Perderabo, for the 'missed spelling'.

FYI - for more info on identd - see this
 
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