Package Managers

Many popular Linux and BSD distributions provide an oidentd package that can be installed with the package manager. On distributions that package the latest version of oidentd, this is normally the recommended approach. Beware that some distributions ship severely outdated versions.


Releases can be downloaded from For oidentd, these are source releases (not compiled executables). See the INSTALL file for instructions on how to compile and install oidentd.

Source Code

The source code can be found on GitHub. This is useful if you want to contribute to the project, or if you want to run the latest (unreleased) code. See the HACKING file for information on how to work with the source code.