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.TH BIDENTD 8 2002-05-01 "" ""
\" Written by Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho.  You may treat this file as if
\" it were in the public domain.
\" Updated 2003-02-13 by Joel Yliluoma
.SH NAME
bidentd \- Bisqwit's TCP/IP Identification Protocol daemon
.SH SYNOPSIS
.B bidentd
[ \-qq | \-q | \-v | \-vv | \-vvv ]
.SH DESCRIPTION
.B "Bisqwit's identd"
is a daemon for the intenet Identification Protocol described by RFC 1413.
It supports recursive IP masquerade, where a machine has
Internet access through a masquerading machine which itself has
Internet access through another masquerading machine, and so on.
The program requires no setup (no config files required).
It is designed to be run from the Internet superserver (inetd).
.PP
.B bidentd
requires no command-line arguments, but some are supported though.
Explained below.
.SH OPTIONS
The following options control the amount of information that is dumped
to the system log. Options may be specified separately or in group:
\-qq equals \-q \-q.
.PP
.IP \-qq
Output nothing to the log.
.IP \-q
Output only fatal errors to the log.
.IP "(no option)"
If no option is specified, the log includes one line for every reponse
sent in addition to any fatal errors.
.IP \-v
Be a little more verbose than when no option is specified.
.IP \-vv
Output everything that \-v outputs and additional debug information.
.IP \-vvv
Output a lot of debug information in addition to everything that \-v
outputs.
.SH FILES
.IP "/proc/net/tcp"
This file is required by bidentd operation
.IP "/proc/net/ip_masquerade"
If masquerade support is desired, this file is needed.
.IP "/proc/net/ip_conntrack"
This file will be used for masquerading connection
tracking if the kernel is from 2.4-series.
.SH AUTHOR
.B "Bisqwit's identd"
was written by Joel Yliluoma <bisqwit@iki.fi>. Some enhancements
and this manual page were added by Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho.