Quassel and oidentd

Svetlana A. Tkachenko svetlana at members.fsf.org
Tue Mar 17 09:13:53 CET 2015

Alexander Corn wrote:
> The wiki page at
> http://bugs.quassel-irc.org/projects/quassel-irc/wiki/Oident_spoofing says
> that Quassel, when used with oidentd, replies to ident requests with the
> user's core name instead of their configured ident.

This is a correct explanation of what it does _without_ spoofing.

Alexander Corn wrote:
> However, the
> implementation (visible at
> https://github.com/quassel/quassel/blob/921e54680da16fcf2adb7a90506875aceb66
> 33a4/src/core/oidentdconfiggenerator.cpp#L69-L79) uses the user's configured
> ident.

Yes. This is a correct explanation of what it does _with_ spoofing. The way to configure ident is using identity settings in client gui.

Alexander Corn wrote:
> It makes more sense to use the user's core name, since ident
> responses imply that the response comes from a higher level than the user's
> client. At least an option should be available.

This option is available: just do not enable spoofing with your oidentd.

Svetlana A. Tkachenko
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