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Using oidentd with Quassel

You can use oidentd to spoof Ident replies so that they match Idents configured within Quassel.

Forwarding to Quassel

oidentd can forward incoming queries for connections owned by the Quassel user directly to Quassel's built-in Ident server. This is the recommended method.

Append the following to your system-wide configuration file:

user "<username>" {
	default {
		allow spoof

		# Add the next line if Quassel needs to
		# reply with the name of a local user.
		allow spoof_all

		force forward <host> <port>
	}
}

Replace <username> with the user name of the Quassel user (e.g., quasselcore).

Replace <host> with the IP address or hostname Quassel's built-in Ident server is configured to listen on (e.g., ::1).

Replace <port> with the port Quassel's built-in Ident server is configured to listen on (e.g., 10113).

Using Quassel's oidentd Configuration Generator

Quassel can automatically write to an oidentd user configuration file when establishing a new connection.

Use of this feature is discouraged as of oidentd 2.3.0. Some IRC servers send Ident queries before the connection's local port is known to Quassel, which may cause lookups to fail.

Append the following to your system-wide configuration file:

user "<username>" {
	default {
		allow spoof

		# Use this only if Quassel needs to spoof local user names
		allow spoof_all
	}
}

Replace <username> with the user name of the Quassel user (e.g., quasselcore).

Ensure that the Quassel home directory (typically ~quasselcore) is world-executable (mode 0711) so that oidentd can read the user configuration file:

chmod 0711 ~quasselcore

Finally, make sure Quassel is run with the --oidentd flag.

Your changes will take effect after you reload oidentd and restart Quassel.