Static Replies

oidentd can send different Ident replies for each host connecting through the machine it is running on.

To enable this functionality, oidentd must be run with the --masquerade (-m) flag.

Configuring Replies

Replies can be configured in the masquerading configuration file, which is usually found in /etc/oidentd_masq.conf or in /usr/local/etc/oidentd_masq.conf, depending on how oidentd was installed.

This file should consist of lines of the following form:

<host>[/subnet] ident_reply system_type

The masquerading configuration file is read from top to bottom, so more specific rules should be placed before more general ones. For example:     user1  UNIX     user2  FREEBSD  user3  OTHER

In this example, a user1 reply is sent in response to all requests for A user2 reply is sent for all requests for Finally, user3 is sent in response to requests for other machines in the subnetwork.

Detailed information can be found in the oidentd_masq.conf(5) manual page.