ident

Aidan Cully aidan at panix.com
Wed Oct 4 05:59:53 UTC 2000


On Wed, Oct 04, 2000 at 07:00:20AM, Bianca Koller (WS) said:
> 
> hi all,
> 
> 
> my readers.conf:
> 
> 
> auth "example" {
>  hosts: "*"
>  res: "ident"
>  default-domain: <def-domain>
> }

Eeek!  Don't use ident resolution on hosts you don't control.  It talks
to an ident server that can return whatever information it wants to, and
therefore allows users on that host to impersonate your users when
talking to your news box.

> access "read" {
>         users: "*"
>         read: "example*.*"
> }
> 
> 
> access "example" {
>  users: "user1*,user2*"
>  newsgroups: "example*.*"
>  access: "Read Post"
> }
> 
> 
> My Problem, if i want to post as user1, i get the errormessage "you're
> not allowed to post" .... so how does ident work? how can i get the
> right username?

Are you running an identd on the host you're connecting from?

--aidan
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