Suggestion for improved identD

Jay R. Ashworth jra at
Thu May 21 14:20:21 UTC 1998

On Thu, May 21, 1998 at 03:14:57PM +0100, Paul Mansfield wrote:
> > Ok, I almost like this.
> > 
> > The only problem I can see is when the dynamic dialup user is still a
> > linux box... but in that case, the administative control _still_ vests
> could the ident be intercepted, so that the ident result from the dialler
> was retagged? tricky... 
> in just the same way that adding SMTP or NNTP headers allows additional
> tracking but doesn't prevent the originator of news or mail from supplying
> their own.

Yeah, you could do a full proxy-ident: retrieve the userid from the
end-user, and then resend it yourself.  But all you'd be tagging it as
is: _I_ didn't generate this... 

-- jra
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