Re: [SQU] How to make ident lookups to use ident acls?

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2000 21:07:49 +0100

Marcio Merlone wrote:

> BTW, what´s the theory behing ident lookups? :O)

That they use the ident protocol, which is an official Internet RFC for
asking the TCP peer about who owns the connection.

Only works when you can trust your TCP peers (typically only in closed
administration UNIX networks), and should most times be regarded as a
informative rather than security related protocol.

Henrik Nordstrom
Squid hacker
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