libident - simple RFC1413 client library - runtime

Distribution: Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository: Debian Main amd64
Package name: libident
Package version: 0.22
Package release: 3
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 84 B
Download size: 13.95 KB
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This is a small library to interface to the Ident protocol server; "ident" enables a remote host to find out who's the owner of a network connection. /usr/sbin/in.identtestd is a small daemon (to be started from inetd) that does an ident lookup on you if you telnet into it. Can be used to verify that your Ident server is working correctly.




    Binary package: libident_0.22-3_amd64.deb
    Source package: libident

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install libident deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install libident


    • /usr/lib/
    • /usr/lib/
    • /usr/sbin/in.identtestd
    • /usr/share/doc/libident/README.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/libident/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/libident/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man8/in.identtestd.8.gz


    2005-03-04 - Paul Slootman <> libident (0.22-3) unstable; urgency=low * acknowledge NMUs. closes:#209057,#103890,#176348,#187072,#190712,#198996,#208040 (with a different fix for 198996, remove the bashisms instead of forcing bash) * fix section and priorities. closes:#209102 * Added IPv6 patches from * Added misc patches, collected in the exim fork of libident. * Updated to Debian policy version 3.6.1. * fix XSI:isms in shell tests and deprecated head usage. closes:#256234 * Include section info in package. closes:#288750 * Take options out of $(AR) in Makefile, to facilitate cross-building. closes:#282911 * Upload of new version mentioned in #231723 will follow after checking it...

    2003-09-07 - Petter Reinholdtsen <> libident (0.22-2.2) unstable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer upload. * Remove obsolete 'undef LD_PRELOAD', to get the source building on the autobuilders. (Closes: #209057)

    2003-08-31 - Petter Reinholdtsen <> libident (0.22-2.1) unstable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer upload. * Add missing manpage symlinks. (Closes: #103890) * Rebuilding library should fix prelinking problem. (Closes: #176348) * New upload will end up in the pool archive structure. Not really a bug, but it will solve it. (Closes: #187072) * Fix typo in in.identtestd(8). (Closes: #190712) * Set SHELL=/bin/bash in debian/rules to avoid build errors when using a POSIX shell. Patch from Göran Weinholt. (Closes: #198996) * Add -D_REENTRANT when compiling the static library, to make sure the package follow Debian policy 11.2. (Closes: #208040)

    1999-10-28 - Paul Slootman <> libident (0.22-2) unstable; urgency=low * updated to debian policy version 3.0.1.

    1999-01-13 - Paul Slootman <> libident (0.22-1) unstable; urgency=low * new upstream source. * added workaround for ident servers that return a different format string, i.e. "%u,%U,%g,%G,%l,%L,%p,%c,%C" (Red Hat 5.0?) to prevent possible segmentation violation. Fix obtained from exim mailing list, originally from Darrell Fuhriman <>.

    1998-10-01 - Paul Slootman <> libident (0.21-7) unstable; urgency=low * fixed the shlibs dependency version number. * updated to debian policy version

    1998-09-07 - Paul Slootman <> libident (0.21-6) unstable; urgency=low * provide versionless .so link in -dev package. fixes:#26453 * provide symlink /usr/doc/libident-dev to libident in -dev package.

    1998-08-25 - Paul Slootman <> libident (0.21-5) unstable; urgency=low * Didn't conform to policy (no separate -dev package). fixes:#22092 * libident-dev now contains the man3 manpage, the include file, and the static library * libident now contains the tester program and the shared library. * manpage ident.3 now compressed. fixes:#20342 * debian/files and debian/substvars now removed in clean target. fixes:#25403

    1998-03-19 - Paul Slootman <> libident (0.21-4) unstable; urgency=high * new maintainer * don't strip libs _completely_! fixes #17670,#17009,16487 * added dependency info * wrote manpage for in.identtestd * should now adhere to debian policy version

    1997-12-11 - Rob Browning <> libident (0.21-3) unstable; urgency=low * Changed architecture to "all" from i386. Couldn't see any reason not to. If anyone knows different, speak up. Closes Bug #13700.