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Where is the Ident Sever options??? for OSX (4 posts)

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  • Started 11 years ago by Zok
  • Latest reply 11 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • Zok Member

    Where is the Ident Sever options??? for OSX
    So i can get in a extra secure site!!!
    I looked under firewall options but that is only for proxy's. There is nothing about adding Ident.

    HELP!!!!!!

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    I found these instructions for turning on the ident server in OS X:

    http://www.mirrors.ausmac.net/ftp/Communication-SW/Ircle/enabling_ident_using_Terminal.txt

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Zok Member

    Are you serious??? This is rediculous -- tell me an easier way or I'lll just find a better FTP program... That explanation tells me NOTHING -- how do I add the Name for the Ident Server after all that crap is done?

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    I'm not an expert on ident, and I may not be answering the question you're asking, but here's my understanding:

    The purpose of the ident protocol is to identify the user at an Internet address. If you send an ident request to a machine the ident server on that machine will answer with the account name of the currently logged-in user.

    Some firewalls make an ident query to machines that are trying to communicate through the firewall, and then check the answer against some list of approved users.

    I took your question to be: how do I run an ident server on my Mac OS X machine so that I can talk through a firewall that makes ident queries. I think the instructions I pointed to are the best way to do this. There may be Mac FTP clients with a built-in ident server function, but I'm not aware of any.

    Please let me know if I've misunderstood your question, and I'll try to be of more help.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

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